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CALENDAR 



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CLOSE ROLLS 



PRESERVED IN THE 



PUBLIC EECORI) OFFICE. 



PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWARD III. 

VOL. VII. 
A.D. 1343-1346. 



PUBLISHED 1;Y AUTHORITY OF HIS MAJESTY S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE 

FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT. 



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1904. 



CONTENTS 



PAGE. 

Preface --.-.-..- y 

Corrigenda ........ yii 

Calendar ........ i 

General Index ..-...- 679 



Wt. HO.W. 



( V ) 



PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close I'olls from the reign of Edward I. to 
that of Edward TV., the ohject and character of which 
are ex})lained in the Preface to the first volume for 
the reign of Edward II. (a.d. 1807—1818.) The text 
has been prepared, with the sanction of the Lords 
Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. A. B. 
Hinds, M.A., and he has also compiled the Index. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 

Public Record Office, 
Jaw or If, 1904. 



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COKKIGENDA. 



Page 5c5, lino 26, for Robert read Kicharcl. 

,, 97, „ 31, for Launver reail Lainmer. 

,, 113, lines 20, 85, for Lenneyse read Lenveyse. 

,, 114, line 15, far Lenneyse read Lenveyse. 

,, 126, ,, 8 from bottom, for Corniser read Corviser. 

,, 149, ,, 4 from bottom, for Robert le Penryth read Robert de 
Penryth. 

,, 150, ,, 6, for Gildert read Gilbert, 

,. 225, lines 5, (>, fir Margaret read Margery. 

,, 245, ,, 36, 37, fir Peter Haynesson, Pelle Gerd, Prois Gerd, 
Soirwe read Peter Haynesson, pelle, Gerd Frois, 
Gerd Soizwe. 

,. 275, line 22, /o/- Aponel read Apouel. 

„ 277, ,, 15 fir Theobald de Burgherssh read Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh. 

,, 30ij, ,, 7, fir Dynebergh read Dynebeigh. 

,, 331, ,, 38, fir Mohant rea<l Mohaut. 

,, 344, ,, 28, fir Craveleye read Craneleye. 

,, 362, ,, 22, fir Pershurst read Penshurst. 

,, 381 ,, 11, /''/• Narmandy reatl Normandy. 

„ 398, lines 15, 24, 27, for Alfonso read Peter. 

,, 403, line 22, fir Jerusalen read Jerusalem. 

,, 418, ,, 14, /o/- court read count. 

,, 528, ,, 10 from bottom, fir Shelne read Shelve. 

,, 636, ,, 4, f>r Thonolio read Thovolio. 

,, 657, ,, 8 from bottom, /'//■ Bronhous read Breuhous. 

,, 659, „ 3 fi'fjin bottom, fir earl of Warwick rea'l de Warrewyk, 
knight. 

„ 669, ,, 12, /'//• Appelly read Appelby. 



CALENDAR 



OF 



CLOSE KOLLS. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1343. 

Jan. 28.*» 
Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster 



•Jan. 28. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 1. 
KenninKton. 



Jan. 31. 

Kenningtf;n. 



MEMBRANE 33. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to the treasurer and barons to account with Eobert Beaupel, whom the 
king lately appointed admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the west, for his costs and expenses in arresting and collecting 
ships for the passage of certain of the king's lieges about to set out to. 
Britanny in his service, from the time of the king's commission to him, 
and the treasurer and chamberlains shall give him payment or other satis- 
faction for what is found to be owing to him by such account. By C. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Geoffrey de Bares, who is attendant upon divers affairs 
of the king at another place so that he cannot execute the things which 
pertain to the office of coroner there. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause the abbot of St. John's, Col- 
chester, to have seism without delay of a messuage in the suburb of 
Colchester, which Simon Scrutyn held, who was hanged for felony, it is 
said, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the 
messuage has been in his hand for a year and a day, that Simon held it of 
the abbot and that John de Fordham and William le Buk, bailiffs of 
Colchester and Joan late the wife of John le Dyere, had the year, day and 
waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king. 

To Hugh Tyrel, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Oure or with the advowson of the 
church of that manor, restoring the issues thereof after taking the fealty 
of Juliana late the wife of John le Moigne, certifying the king of that 
fealty in chancery, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John at his death was jointly enfeol'ted with Juliana and the 
heirs of their bodies of the said manor and advowson, of the king in chief, 
by serjeanty, to wit by the service of being sub-lardincr of the king, and it 
is clear hy letters patent shown in chancery that the said enfeoffment was 
made with the king's licence, and the king has given the escheator power 
to receive Juliana's fealty. 

To TIenry Gornet, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Ord^^r to amove 
the king's hand from 80 acres of land of the abbot of Walden in J)Orkcweye, 
and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof to 
the abbot, as the king ordered the escheator to certify him concerning the 
taking of the premises into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that 



* TcBb-d by Edward duke of Cornwall and oarl of Chester, the king's son, as are all 
the succeeding entries. 

A 3771. Wt. 3058/1249. 400—1.3/6/1002. M. A 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Feb. 4. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 38 — cont. 

he had done so because he had learned by trustworthy testimony that a 
certain abbot of Mounstroil who held the said tenements in chief in the 
hamlet of Cokonach which is of the town of Berkeweye, co. Hertford, on 
which he had built a chapel, to find a chaplain to celebrate divine service 
for three days a week there for the souls of all the faithful departed, had 
alienated the tenements to the abbot and convent of Walden, and they 
entered upon the same without obtaining the king's licence, and they have 
ceased from the chantry for a great while, and the king afterwards ordered 
the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found 
that Robert Burun, sometime lord of the said hamlet of Cokenach in 
]ierkeweye, who held those tenements of the earl of Essex as of the honour 
of Mandevill by fealty and the service of a rose yearly, in the time of Henry 
sometime king of England, gave those tenements to the abbot and convent 
of St. Wynewall, Mounstroil, to hold of him in frankalmoin, and the abbot 
and convent of Mounstroil, in the time of the same king, granted the 
tenements to the abbot and convent of Walden, to hold in frankalmoin of 
Robert, and that they are worth 2G.v. 8*/. yearly. 

To Nicholas de Langeford, escheator in cos. Nottingham and Derby. Order 
to amove the king's hand from the advowson of Gunnolveston church, with- 
out delay, and not to intermeddle further therewith, as on its being found 
by inquisition taken by the escheator, that after the donation made by King 
John to Walter, archbishop of Rouen, and the canons of the same, of the 
chapelry of Blythe {de Blia) with all its appurtenances, in frankalmoin, 
which chapelry is now called the free chapel of Tykhill, the church of Gun- 
nolveston was alienated by the archbishop and canons of Rouen at the time 
when the chapelry was in their hands, which church William Bernak holds 
as parson thereof by the presentation of Richard de la Rivere of the right of 
Joan his wife, and Richard and Joan granted the advowson of the church 
by fine to Richard de Wylughby, without the king's licence, and the king 
ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter by which it is 
found that the church of Gunnolveston is of the honour of Peverel and was 
not in the seisin of Walter, archbishop of Rouen, the canons or their succes- 
sors from the time whereto the memory runs, nor was it alienated by them 
to any persons, but that the advowson was in the hands of Richard de la 
Rivere and Maud de Heriz, his wife, as of her right, and that her ancestors, 
in whose hands the presentation has been from time out of mmd, presented 
William Bernak to the church, who now holds it, and that Richard de 
Wylughby has the advowson by the grant of Thomas de Baddesforth and the 
said Maud, his wife, by a fine levied in the king's court. 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to John de Codyngton, the king's clerk, appointed to supervise two 
ships called ' la coijij of Flanders ' and ' la Nicholas of Yarmouth,' arrested 
at the port of Portcsmuth, and the goods and merchandise therein, and to 
appraise the ships, goods and merchandise and deliver them to the sheriff 
of Southampton for the king's use, 60n. for his wages, for fifteen days on 
which he was attendant upon the premises, to wit at 4.s'. a day. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Giles de 
Bolumvilla, parson of Kipton Abbas church, to have and hold the said 
church and the fruits and issues thereof, in accordance with the king's ot\ler 
to the sheriff of Huntingdon on IS December in the llth year of the roign 
[as in this Calendar, 11 h'.dnard III, paije 219j, directing him to restort> to 
(iiles the said church with the fruits and issues and all his goinls and 
chattels there, of the king's special favour, and now Giles has inforuunl the 
king that the treasurer and barons have summoned him to como l»t'for« 



17 EDWAllI) 1 1 L— Part 1. 



3 



1343. 



Feb. 8. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 12. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 10. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 16. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 15. 

Kennington, 



Membrane 33 — rant. 

them to show cause why the issues of the church from the 23 July in the 
11th year of the reign ought not to pertain to the king, wherefore Giles has 
besought the king to provide a remedy. P>y C. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot of Wavcrle or 
to his attorney, a tun of red wine of the first wine of the present season of 
'reek,' in accordance with the king's grant to the abbot and convent of 
that place of a tun of such wine to be received yearly. 

To Saier Lorymer. Order to cause two cloths and six pieces of cloth, two 
furs and sixteen rabbits' skins, 10 stones of wool, 30 wool-fells and 120 
badger skins taken by him on the river Thames and forfeited to the king 
because they were taken out of the port of London to parts beyond the sea 
without paying the custom due thereon, to be appraised and sold, without 
delay, certifying the king in chancery of the price thereof and of all his 
action in the matter. By C. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to cause Richard 
de Tong, son and heir of Richard de Tong, who held in chief of the late king, 
as of the honour of Pontefract, which is now in the hands of Queen Philippa 
together with the knights' fees and all other things pertaining thereto, 
by the king's grant, to have seisin of all the lands of which his father was 
seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, and which were held of the said 
honour, as he has proved his age before the escheator. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon John de Methelaye, to whom the late king committed 
the custody of a third part of the lands which belonged to Richard de Tong, 
which were held in chief as of the honour of Pontefract, to hold until 
Richard the son should come of age, for rendering 5 marks yearly, for the 
said 5 marks, and to discharge him thereof from 10 February last, on which 
day the king ordered Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York, not to inter- 
meddle further with the said lands. 



To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner to be elected in 
the full county court in place of one of two coroners for the parts this side 
Trent, who is insufficiently qualified, as the king has learned from the 
plaint of the men this side Trent of that county that there ought to be two 
coroners in the county, to wit, one this side Trent and one beyond, and both 
coroners are now appointed beyond Trent, and on account of the frequent 
floods of the river they cannot come this side Trent to execute the duties of 
their office, wherefore divers murders and felonies on this side Trent pass 
unpunished and felons and malefactors are rendered bolder to perpetrate 
such misdeeds. 



Jan. 31. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 32. 

To Thomas do Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
John de Kenyngton, purveyor of the avenary of Queen Philippa, what is in 
arrear to him of his customary wages from 30 January last and to pay him 
such wages henceforth so long as he remains in the office, as on 27 July in 
the 13th year of the reign the king granted to him the custody of Kenyng- 
ton park, to hold during good conduct, receiving the customary wages, and 
afterwards at his supplication showing that he could not have the writ 
for the payment of those wages because no mention was made in the king's 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1343. 



Jan. 27. 
Kenningtcn. 



Jan. 26. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 80. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 1. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 1. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 10. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 8. 

WestmiiiBter. 



]\[c)iibiaut' 82 — ront. 

letters by whose hand he ought to receive those wages, the king, by other 
letters patent dated 80 January last, granted that he should receive the 
wages by the hands of the constable of the said castle. 

By letter of the keeper. 

To the slioriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to pay to Edith late the wife 
of Richard Whitot, sometime butler of the king's household and of the late 
king, 8/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
her on 20 February in the Tith year of the reign, of G/. for the maintenance 
of herself and her children, to be received yearly for life by the hands of the 
sheriff of those counties. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with R. bishop of London, whom the king has ordained 
to set out to Brabant as envoy with other magnates and lieges, for the sums 
received by him for that cause upon his expenses and wages and for such 
wages and expenses for the time when he was on the said service-, and to 
cause him to have payment for what is found to be due to him beyond the 
sums so received, and if they find that he is bound to the king in any sums, 
they shall cause answer to be made by him for those sums. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver the 
extracts of the fines and amercements adjudged before Thomas Wake of 
Lydell and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses in co. Suffolk, to John de Wyngefeld and John de 
Aspale to levy and collect the money of the fines and amercements from all 
by whom they are owed both those staying in co. Suffolk and those staying 
in CO. Norfolk, who were ministers in co. Suffolk in accordance with the 
extracts, and to direct John and John to cause that money to be levied with 
all speed, as the king appointed John and John to levy that money as afore- 
said and cause answer to be made to the king therefor, so that John de 
Aspale should receive all the money and be charged therewith. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
William de Kelleseye, the king's clerk, receiver of the money arising from 
the king's wool in Flanders, for his costs and expenses, and to cause 
him to have allowance in his account for the costs and expenses which 
he has reasonably incurred in his office, as he has besought the king to 
order such allowance to be made to him, as he incurred divers expenses in 
the carriage of money, the hiring of houses, the sending of envoys and tolls, 
made by him at divers places of Brabant and Flanders for divers affairs of 
the king touching his office and at other times by reason of the same office. 

ByC. 

To the sheriff of AVilts. Order to pay to William de Monte Acuto, earl 
of Salisbury, what is in arrear to him of 20/. yearly from the time of the 
sheriff''s appointment, and to pay the said 20/. to the earl yearly so long as 
he is sheritr, in accordance with the king's grant to the earl of 20/. rent of 
the issues of that county to be received yearly by the hands of the sheriff. 

To the sheriff" of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Thomas 3Iountford, who is so feeble that he cannot 
exercise the duties of the otBce. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to l* 
elected in place of John de Frenstede, who is attendant upon the king's 
affairs at another place so that he cannot exercise tho duties of the office. 



17 EDWAKD III.— Part 1. 



5 



1343. 

Feb. 9. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 9. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 20. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 18. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 32 — <(nit. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit William de Careswell, late keeper of the 
town of l^erwick upon Tweed, or his attorney, to lade 20 sacks of wool in 
that port, in sarplars as well as in sacks, provided tlioy be well and faith- 
fully weighed, and take them to parts beyond the sea after paying J marli 
a sack for the custom, notwithstanding the proclamation forbidding the 
taking out of the realm of the king's wool assigned to others, before the 
Purification last, upon pain of the loss of the passage thereof, as the king 
assigned to William 20 sacks of the wool of co. Kent for the 15th year of 
the reign, to be received by the hands of the assessors and collectors of 
wool in that county in part payment of a certain sum due to William for 
his wages and expenses upon the safe custody of the said town, while he 
was keeper, and the king ordered the said assessors and collectors to deliver 
the 20 sacks to William or to his attorney, by indenture. 

By C. and by bill of the treasurer. 

To the sherift's of London. Order to deliver all the goods and merchandise 
of two ships called ' 'Fa rites ' lately taken at sea in war near Dertemuth, to 
Peter de Tholosa, master of a ship called 'la Katerine' of 13ayonne and his 
fellows, to do their pleasure therewith, although the king lately ordered the 
sherifi's to cause the said goods and merchandise, brought to that city, to be 
arrested and detained until further order, as the king is informed that the 
goods and merchandise belonged to his enemies and they were taken in war 
by Peter. By the keeper and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The mciyor and bailiffs of Dertemuth. 
The sheriff of Devon. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to dearrest without delay a ship 
called 'la Katerine' of Bayonne, arrested by him by pretext of the king's 
order to arrest all ships for the passage of Richard, earl of Arundel, and 
others ordained to go to the king in parts beyond the sea. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
Robert de Watford, the king's clerk, whom he sent to divers prelates for 
lending money upon the tenth granted by the clergy of the province of 
Canterbury, for his wages for the time when he was in that service, and to 
give him payment according to their discretion for what they find to be 
reasonably due to him. By C. 

To Hugh Tyrel, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order not to 
intermeddle further with certain tenements in Doultyng, restoring the 
issues thereof to Oliver son of Oliver de Dynham, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Oliver the father and Oliver the 
son, at the former's death, held the said tenements of the bishop of Bath 
and Wells as parcel of the manor of Camclarton. 

To the chancellor of Ireland for the present or the future. Order not to 
make or pennit to be made any writs of liberate for any gifts or rewards, 
directed to the treasurer and barons and to the chamberlains of the 
exchequer, Dublin, without t"Le common assent and advice of the justiciary 
of Ireland or of him who supplies his place and others of the council in 
those parts. The king however wishes such writs of liberate for anciently 
appointed fees, accordmg to the ordinance of the said exchequer, to bo paid 
as has hitherto been customary. F.t erat patens. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to restore to Martin son of WiUiani lo 
Clerk of Haneworth, chaplain, of the diocese of Norwich, his lands, goods 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Feb. 15. 
Kennington. 



Membratie 82 — cont, 

and chattels, unless he made flight by reason of felony, as he was indicted 
before William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king, for having feloniously killed John le Fuitz, the elder, of 
Haneworth, as he has purged his innocence before Anthony, bishop of Nor- 
wich, to whom he was delivered in accordance with the privilege of the 
clergy. 

To Thomas Crosse and Peter de Ciuldesburgh. Order to doarrest all the 
goods and merchandise of two ships called ' 'I'aritcs' which belonged to the 
king's enemies and wore taken in war at sea, and were brought to 
Southampton in a ship called 'la Tuitlwrine' of Bayonne, whereof Peter de 
Tholosa is master, which they hud by the oath of Peter and his fellows to 
have bfeen sold to Peter Johannis de Cartye and William Reymundi de 
Beger, merchants of Bayonne, for their reasonable expenses, before the 
king's commission to Thomas and Peter, and to permit Peter Johannis and 
William to do their pleasure therewith, provided that the residue of the 
goods and merchandise be bought for the king's use, as the king lately 
ordered the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton to permit Peter and 
his fellows to sell so much of the said goods and merchandise as would 
suffice for the reasonable expenses and maintenance of the men in a 
galley of Peter, about to set out to the king in Britanny, in going and 
returning, and also of Peter and his fellows, pursuing their affairs before 
the council in England, for twelve days or thereabouts, and Peter Johannis 
and William have besought the king to provide them with a remedy, as 
Peter and his fellows sold a part of the said goods before any commission 
had been made that the goods should be sold to the king and not to others, 
and Peter Johannis and William satisfied Peter and his fellows for the price 
of the goods thus sold, and the said goods so bought have been arrested by 
Thomas and Peter upon pretext of a commission to them to buy for the 
king all the goods of the said ships brought to Southampton. 

The like to the following, to wit: 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton, 
The sheriff of Southampton. 



MEMBRANE 81. 

Jan, 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains, 

Westminster. Order to allow to William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, 

such wages upon his account as they shall find to have been allowed to 

other keepers, for the time when he stood upon the rendering of that 

account. By the keeper and C. 

Jan. 30. To Nicholas do Langeford, escheator in cos. Nottingham and Derby. 

Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to Edward 
le Despenser at his death, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Edward at his death held 
no lands in chief whereby the custody of the lands which belonged to 
the said Edmund {sic) ought at present to pertain to the king, but that 
he held lands of other lords by divers services. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

Thomas do Rokeby, escheator in co. York, 

John de llundon, escheator in cos. Lincoln and Rutland. 

John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. 

John Aignol, escheator in cos. r>odford antl Buckingham. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



1343. 

Feb. 4. 
Kennington. 

Feb. 1. 
Kennington 

Feb. 4. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 8. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster 



Membrane 31 — emit. 

A like writ is sent to Richard Wawayn, cschcator in co. Hereford and the 
adjacent march of Wales, not to intermeddle with the lands which belonged 
to Roger le Power. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Roger Champayne, who is so sick and broken by age that 
he cannot fulfil the duties of the office. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands which belonged to Henry de Grey, restoring the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Henry at his death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick, but that 
he held lands of another than the king by divers services. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

Thomas de Bukton, escheator in co. Northampton. 

Warin de Bassyngbourn, escheator in cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay 10 marks without delay to Hugh 
de Reppes, Simon de Biteryng and John de Fyncheham, whom the king 
has charged to make certain purveyances in that county for his use. 

By the keeper and C. 

Vacated because it uas surrendered hi the uax. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to pay to Robert de Thynden, 
chaplain, what is in arrear to him of lOOs. yearly, from the time of the 
sheriff's appointment, and to pay the said 100s. yearly henceforth so long 
as he is sheriff, in accordance with the king's grant to Robert on 11 
February in the 12th year of the reign, whom the king appointed to 
celebrate divine service in the chapel of the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, 
for him and his heirs and for the souls of his progenitors and of all the 
faithful departed, that he should receive lOOs. yearly for his maintenance, 
by the hands of the sheriff of that county during pleasure. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay 18^. .5s. 5'/. to James de Brugg, John de Rerisby, Walter de 
Grafton, Richard de Brustwyk, John del Spense and Simon Blakhevid or 
to give them an assignment therefor, after viewmg their bill, as they and 
Robert de Nessefeld have besought the king to order payment to be made 
to them, as he is bound to them in that sum for their wages for tlic time 
when they were in his service at Berwick upon Tweed, in the company of 
Peter Grethevid, sometime keeper of the king's victuals there, as may 
fully appear by a bill in their possession, as they assert, under the seal of 
Robert de Emeldon, the chamberlain there. 

To the same. Like order, ^ mntath iniUandis,' in favour of Andrew de 
Stafford and Robert de Ferrers to whom the king is bound in 48.s. for the 
time when they were in his service in the munition of Berwick upon Tweed, 
as may appear by a bill under the seal of Robert de Emeldon, the king's 
clerk. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order not to permit any wool to be laded in that port and 
taken to parts beyond the sea, by virtue of any writs of the exchequer 
directed to them. By the keeper and C. 

To the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. Order to 
discharge Henry Galeys, sometime attorney of Robert de Artoys, deceased 



8 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1343. 



Mcinbranc 81 — cant. 



it is said, and his mainpernors, of a ci.'rt.ain security, superseding the demand 
made upon him for iOd. a sack for the petty custom, as although tlie king 
hitely ordered the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
that port to permit Henry to lade 11^ sacks of the 158 sacks of wool which the 
king allowed to Robert for his wages and those of certain men at arms and 
archers about to set out with him to Britanny in the king's service, and to 
take them to parts beyond the sea, after paying at the rate of I mark a sack 
for the 11} sacks, yet the collectors impeded the passage of the wool until 
he should find security for paying 40'/. a sack in the name of the petty 
custom, because Robert is an alien, whereupon Heirt-y has besought the 
king to provide a remedy. By C. 

Feb. 6. To John Aignel, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. Order to 

Beikliamp- deliver to Reginald do Grey son of Henry de Grey the manors of Eton and 
stead. Waterhall, co. Buckingham, together with the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry held no lands at his 
death in his demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, but that long before 
his death he gave the said manors to Reginald, and Reginald afterwards also 
demised those manors to Henry to hold for life by the king's licence, and 
that the manors are held in chief, to wit, the manor of Eton by the service 
of keeping a falcon until the time of flying [usque aJ vulatum) and the manor 
of ^Yaterhall by the service of finding a man upon a horse without a saddle 
of the price of 15'/. and a bow without the string and slack, without a head 
when the king has ordered to have them for his service of the manor in his 
army, and the king has taken Reginald's fealty and has given him respite 
for his homage until the king's return to England. 

By letter of the keeper. 

Feb. 1. To Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Like order to 

Westminster, deliver to Reginald the manor of Purle, co. Essex, together with the issues 
thereof, and not to intermeddle further with the lands that Henry de Grey 
held of other lords, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Henry hold that manor for life by the demise of Reginald 
by the king's licence, and that the manor is held in chief by the service of a 
knight's fee, and that Henry held lands in that bailiwick of other lords by 
divers services, and the king has taken Reginald's fealty for the manor and 
has given him respite as above. By the same letter. 

To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to deliver to the said 
Reginald the manor of Aston Grey together with the issues thereof, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry de Grey 
at his death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick in his demesne as of 
fee, but that he held the said manor for life of the demise of Reginald by 
the king's licence, as parcel of the manor of Eton, co. Buckmgham, which 
is held of the king together with the manor of Aston Grey by the service of 
mewing and keeping a falcon of the king until the time of flying, and the 
king has taken Reginald's fealty for the manor and has given him respite 
for his homage as above. By the same letter. 

To Richard Wawayn, escheator in co. Hereford and the adjacent march 
of Wales. Like order to deliver to Reginald the castle and manor of Wilton 
super Waiam together with the advowson of Petrestowe cluirch, m the said 
march, with the issues thereof, as the king has learned etc. that Henry de 
Grey held the premises for life of the demise of Reginald, by the king's 
licence and that they are held m chief by the service of a knight's fee. and 
the king has taken Reginald's fealty and has given him xvspite for his 
homage as above. By the same letter. 



17 EDWARD 111.— i^AiiT 1. 



1343. 

Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 26. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 31 — coit. 

To the treasiu'or and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to the treasurer and barons to account with Alexander de Cragy for 
his wages and retinue both in time of pen,ce and of war from 25 May last, 
and the treasurer and chamberlains shall give him payment or an assignment 
for what is found to be due to him by that account, as on 25 May last, 
in recompence for the damages suffered by Alexander in totally losing 
the profits of his lauds in Scotland because he remained in the king's faith, 
the king granted to him in the following form, during good conduct or until 
his lands should be restored, to wit, that he should receive in time of war 
at the exchequer iOl. yearly and customary wages for himself and the men 
at arms whom he took with him, and if there should be a long truce between 
the king and the Scots or a peace, and Alexander did not obtain restitution 
of his lands, then he should receive 4.s. a day for himself and his two 
esquires, for all other necessaries, without obtaining any other fee from the 
king. 

To the treasurer of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to pay to Master John 
de Burnham, the king's clerk, whom the king has sent to Ireland on 
certain affairs, 40 marks for his expenses in going to that land, of the king's 
gift. By C. 

To John Aignel, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. Order to 
deliver to Eeginald le Muleward a moiety of an acre of land and an acre of 
meadow in Sutton, after taking security from him for rendering his relief 
at the exchequer, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator, that John le Muleward of Sutton held the said land and meadow 
in chief by the service of id. yearly and paying soc and ward by the hand of 
the sheriff of those counties at ^Martinmas and coming to the hundred of 
Bykeleswade twice yearly and that Eeginald is his next heir and of full age, 
and the king has taken Reginald's fealty for the land and meadow and has 
rendered them to him. 

Vacated because word for trord on the roll o/juies. 



MKMBHANE 30. 

Jan. 30. To the shoriti' of Dorset. Order to pay to William Danvers, the king's 

Westminster, huntsman, Stephen Veautrer, Geoffrey Pilkyngton, berner, and Minot 
Casekyn what is in arrear to them for their wages and the puture of 24 
dogs called ' damiers' and of greyhounds, and to pay them such wages 
and ^d. a day for the puture of each dog, henceforth so long as he is sheriff, 
until further order, and to make an indenture of what is paid by him, by 
inspection whereof and by the showing of this order, the king may cause 
him to haAe due allowance in his account, as the king ordered the sheriff' 
that from 1 October last he should pay to William or to his attorney 12^/. 
daily, to Stephen 2d. daily, to Oeoffrcy l^d. daily and to Minot Id. daily 
for their wages and a {d. a day for the puture of each of the said dogs, 
until further order, and afterwards, at the suit of William, Stephen, 
Oeoffroy and Minot showing that the sheriff had not cared to do anytliing 
in the matter, the king again ordered him by writ under the great seal to 
pay the said wages and puture from the said day, and now the king has 
learned fi-om William, Stephen, Geofi'rey and Minot that although the 
sheriff paid the said wages from 1 October to the octaves of Hilary last, 
yet because he delivered the said writ under the great seal at the exchequer 
upon his account, he has delayed to i)ay the wages from the said octaves, 
wherefore the king has been besought to cause payment for the wages and 
puture to be made. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE llOLLS. 



1343. 

Feb. 8. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 6. 

Kennington. 



March 1. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Kennington 



Feb. 11. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Berwick upon Tweed. Order 
to deliver to William de Hnetesham, whom the merchants of Almain and 
Lucca have deputed for this in that port, the customs and subsidies of 
wool, hides and wool-fells laded there, to wit, the custom and a moiety of 
the subsidy for the merchants of Almain and the other moiety for the 
merchants of Lucca, by indenture, and to receive the customs and subsidy 
of wool, hides and wool-fells and other things of Scotland to be laded there 
and keep it safely until further order, as in part satisfaction of divers great 
sums of money in which the king is bound to Henry Muddopenyng, John 
atte Wolde and their fellows, merchants of Almain, and to Nicholas 
Bertlemeu and his fellows, merchants of Lucca, the king granted to the 
merchants of Almain all the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells of 
the realm and to the merchants of Almain and Lucca the subsidy of 40s. 
a sack, il. a last of hides and 40s. for every 800 wool-fells, which the 
merchants of England granted to the king up to Midsummer next, to wit, 
one moiety to each, to be received by the hands of the collectors of customs 
in all the ports of England, and the king has now ordained and caused to 
be proclaimed that the passage of wool, hides and wool- fells of certain parts 
of England shall be made in the port of Berwick. By the keeper and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order to deliver the custom and subsidy to the said merchants, in the same 
form. • By the keeper and C. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay to William 
de Melcheburn all the money which they shall find him to have paid for the 
time that he was treasurer to Robert Warthecop, late keeper of the king's 
victuals at Lenn, for his e.xpenses upon those victuals, or to cause them to 
be allowed to him in his accounts, charging Robert with the said money. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Henry earl of Derby or his attorney to lade 112 
sacks of wool in that port and take them to Flanders, paying ^ mark a sack, 
without finding security according to the ordinance, notwithstanding the 
proclanuition that all to whom the king granted a passage of wool should 
take it before the Purification last, as, with the advice of the council, the 
king assigned to the earl 86 sacks of wool in co. Sussex and 70 sacks in co. 
Stallord, of the wool granted for the past year, at 81. the sack in co. Stafford 
and 6/. the sack in co. Sussex, to be received by the hands of the collectors 
and receivers of that wool upon the wages of the earl and his men. who 
lately set out to parts beyond the sea in the king's service. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause Henry Dengayne to have 
seisin of a messuage, a toft, IG acres of land and 2i acres of meadow in 
Eston near Staunford, which John de Eston, chaplain, held, who was out- 
lawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the said messuage, toft, land and meadow have been in the 
king's hand for a year and a day, that John held them of Henry and that 
Richard Whytryg had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer 
therefor to the king. 

To Saier Lorimer. Order to deliver to Richard Suderbuul, merchant of 
Almain, or to his attorney, 1,500 wool-fells, without delay, as he paid to the 
king at the exchequer 22/. for those fells, taken by Saier at Chavesend by 
reasonof his commission and forfeited to the king because certain foils theivof 
were taken out of tho port of London towards parts boyond the sea without 



17 EDWAUD 111.— Paut 1. 



11 



1343. 



March 1. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 16. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 8. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 19. 
Kennington. 



Mciiihranr 30 — cant. 

the custom and subsidy due thereon beinff paid, and he also paid 8^ for the 
price of the ship in which the fells were laded, also forfeited to the king. 

By C. 

Mandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to cause a tally for 

the 80Z. to be levied for Richard in his discharge. By C. 

To the assessors and collectors of wool in co. Warwick for the 15th year 
of the reign. Order to deliver to Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to 
his attorney, 2G sacks of wool of so many sacks of that year as are in arroar at 
11 marks the sack, in part satisfaction of certain sums in which the king is 
bound to him upon the expenses of the household. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the same for the past year. Order to deliver to the same Reymund or 
to his attorney 45 sacks of wool which are in arrear of the wool of that year 
at 11 marks the sack beyond the custom due thereon. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To John Moueroun, warden of the silver mine in cos. Cornwall and Devon. 
Order to pay to John Cory his wages trom 20 November last and to pay such 
wages to him henceforth, as on that day the king granted to him the office of 
controller of the king's mine of lead and silver in those counties, to hold 
during pleasure, receiving such wages as others who held that office were 
wont to receive in the same. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Ambrose de Novo Burgo and John de Briggewauter 
for the days when they were in the king's service, and after allowing them 
reasonable wages for the time they shall be found to have remained in 
that service, to pay them what shall be found to be due to them by that 
account or to give them an assignment therefor, as the king appointed them 
and Matthew de Crouthorn to arrest all ships of the burthen of 40 tuns of 
wine and over in all ports from the port of Peveneseye towards the west and 
to cause those ships to be prepared for war, to be munitioned with double 
equipment and other things necessary and to do certain other things con- 
tained in the king's letters patent. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to dearrest without delay all the bales 
of alum among the goods found in two ships called ' I'aritcs,' lately taken 
at sea in war by Peter Bernardi de Tholosa, master of a ship called ' la 
Kateriiie' of Bayonne, and his fellows, and to deliver them to William de 
Stanes by the view and testimony of Thomas Crosse, clerk of the great 
wardrobe, to be kept for the king's use, in accordance with his wish, as the 
said bales have been brought to London and are arrested by the sheriffs in 
the house of William de Preston, by the king's order. By C. 



MEMBRANE 29. 

Jan. 26. ^^' the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to permit Peter de 

Westminster. Tholosa, master of a ship called ' la Kalcrinc ' of Bayonne and liis fellows 
to sell and do his pleasure with all the goods and merchandise in two ships 
called ' 'J'aritcH,' taken by them at sea as from the king's enemies near the 
port of Dertemuth, and brought in the said 'la KaUrine' to the port of 
Southampton, although the king ord(!red the mayor and bailiffs not to 
permit them to sell more of tlie goods than would suffice for their expenses 
in going to the king, as now the king is fully informed that tlie ships and 
goods belonged to his enemies at the time of the lading of the same. 

By the keeper and C. 



1-2 CALEiNDAU 01' CLOSE KOLLS. 



T o < o Mcmbrant' 29 — lout. 

Feb. 5. To John de Weston, constable of Caresbrok castle, in the isle of Wight. 

Kennington. Order not to rotain any men at arms or other archers for the munition of 
the said castle and island henceforth, until further order, by reason of the 
war, as a truce is be^-un and contirmed between the king and his adversaries 
of France wherefore the king does not wish the men at arms and archers 
who wore retained in the castle or island by reason of the present war at 
his wages, to bo retained during the truce. By C. 

Feb. 15. To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Because the king is informed 

Kennington. that the abbot of Cirencestre detains a certain common pasture of the king 
which has pertained to his borough of Kirklad from time out of mind, 
without licence : the king orders the escheator to take inquisition upon the 
premises, and if ho finds that it is so, then to do what is incumbent upon 
his office, informing the king of his action, in chancery, before Sunday in 
Mid-lent next. 

Fob. 22. To Anketinus Salvayn and his fellows, late assessors and collectors of 

Kennington. wool for tho fifteenth year of the reign in the North Riding, co. York. 
Order to deliver by indenture to Godfrey de lloos and Thomas de Roos, 
attorneys of Alexander de Dalmahoy, Godfrey de Roos, Thomas de Roos, 
Robert de Roos, James de Roos, David Comyn, Adam Whitheved, Thomas 
Poukyn, Adam son of Thomas Poukyn, Gilbert Macolagh, Thomas Chyry, 
and William Suard, i sacks of wool in arrear of that collection of the 15th 
year, at 8^. the sack beyond the custom of ^ mark due thereon in part 
payment of a certain sum of money for their daily wages of 12*/. each, which 
the king granted that they should receive at the exchequer. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

Mandate to the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull 
to permit Godfrey and Thomas or the attorneys of themselves or their 
fellows to lade the 4 sacks in that port and take them to the staple in 
Flanders after paying ^ mark a sack for the custom, notwithstanding the 
order that all the king's wool assigned to others should be taken out before 
the Purification last. By bill of the treasurer. 

March 1. To tho collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to cause the 

Kennington. cloth of George Vanderskare, burgess of Bruges, to be dearrested without 
delay and delivered to him to do his pleasure therewith if he has paid the 
custom due thereon, as the burgomasters, erlurins and consuls of Bruges 
have besought the king to order the cloth to be delivered to George, on 
which he paid custom to the collectors and which is arrested by the 
collectors, as they assert. By C. 

^larch 2. To William de Northwell, the king's clerk. Order, so soon as he has 
Kennington. received the king's great crown for which he is sent to Flanders, to hasten 
to London to the council there for the expedition of certam arduous afiairs 
which will be set forth to him by the council on his arrival, notwith- 
standing any order to be attendant upon the king's alTairs in those parts. 

r>y 0. 

Fob. 21. To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Sutlolk. Order to 

Kennington. amovo the king's hand from 5 messuages, 100 acres of land, 100s. ivnt in 
Wysete, co. SutVolk, and from divers other lands in co. Norfolk, which 
he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of Wdliam do 
Roos, of llamelak, and not to intormeddle further therewith, reslormg the 
issues thereof to Margery, late \\ ilham's wife, as the king has learneil by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that W'ilUaui held the premises jointly 
with Margery and that the messuages, land and rent are helil of tho king 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 13 



iq^q M('iiil)ra)ii' 20 — ((Dtt. 

by the service of an eighth part of a knight's fee, and tliat the other lands 
are held of other lords than the king, and the king has taken Margery's 
fealty. 

To Thomas de Bukton, escheator in co. Northampton. Like order with 
respect to the manor of Stoke Dauheneye in that county, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William at his death held 
no lands in his demesne as of fee in that county, but that ho held that 
manor in chief and was enfeoil'ed jointly with Margery, of the grant of Robert 
Flemyng and Hugh Flemyng, and the king has taken Margery's fealty. 

Feb. 20. To John de Vieleston, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to intermeddle 

Kennington. further with the manor of Chilham and divers other lands, restoring the 
issues thereof to Margery late the wife of William de Roos of Hamelak, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William 
at his death held no lands in that bailiwick in chief, but that he held the 
said manor jointly with Margery of her inheritance, of the king, by the 
service of rendering 20s. to the ward of Dover castle every twenty-four 
weeks and divers lands of other lords, and the king has taken Margery's 
fealty for the manor. 

To Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. 
Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Chyngelford, co. Essex, 
restoring the issues thereof to Margery, as the king has learned by inqui- 
sition taken by the escheator that William at his death held no lands in 
chief in that bailiwick, but that he held the said manor with Margery of her 
inheritance, and that it is held of the heirs of Richard Plays as of the fee of 
Stansted Monfichet in free socage by the service of Id. yearly. 

Feb. 20. To John Dengayne, William de Thorp and John de Berneye. Order to 

Kennington. assemble at the town of Northampton and to convoke before them all those 
who are bound to contribute to the fine which the men of co. Northampton 
made for the trespasses and excesses committed by them and to cause that 
fine to be assessed among them, having regard to the quantity of their 
delict, their estate and faculty, and to cause the portions assessed upon them 
to be levied without delay by the sheriff of the county, as the king lately 
appointed Robert Parvyng, John de Thoresby and the said John, William 
and John to hear and determine divers trepasses and excesses committed by 
the king's ministers and others in co. Northampton, and the king has 
learned that those who made the said fine of 4,000 marks before John 
Dengayne, Robert and John de Thoresby, to be assessed and apportioned 
among the men of the county, were chosen and sworn before the said John, 
Robert and John, could not collect the fine on accovint of the rebellion of 
some who are parceners of the fine, and refuse to contribute thereto, where- 
fore the fine for the most part remains to be levied. The king has ordered 
the sheriff of the county to levy and deliver to them, for the time when they 
are sitting upon the apportionment of the fine, their wages of the men of 
the county because it is not apportioned and levied through their default. 

By the keeper and C. 

The like to the same to assemble at Bedeford to assess and apportion the 
fine of 2,500 marks which the men of co. Bedford made for such trespasses. 

By the keeper and C. 

Feb, 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver to Nicholas atte Touncndo of 

Kecninj^on. Harewode, deceased, his lands, witbout delay, as Nicholas was indicted 

before Of;fjffr(;y lo Scrop and his fellows, late justices appointed to hold 

pleas before the king at York, because he bad ordered and abetted Thomas 



1 1 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Feb. 15. 

Kennin"ton. 



Mi'inbrant' 29 — ci>nt. 

INForgun, a former sorjeant of his, to feloniously kill John de Neusum at 
Harewode, and for receiving Thomas after the felony was done, and he was 
afterwards delivered by the justices to the ordinary of the place, in accord- 
ance with the privilege of the clergy and ho purged his mnocence before the 
oiRcial of the court of York, his commissary general, and the receiver of 
York, commissary of the chapter of St. Peter's, York, the dean being 
engaged without the province and the archbishopric being void, deputed as 
guardians of the spirituality thereof, as William, archbishop of York has 
shown the king. 

To Bartholomew de Burghersh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or 
to him who supplies his place in Wyndesore forest. Order to bail William 
de Shepeye, canon of Merton, and William Bauel, chaplain, who has a 
corrody in that house, imprisoned at \\'yndesore for trepass of venison in 
Wyndesore forest, if each of them shall ttnd twelve mainpernors of co. Berks 
who will undertake to have them before the justices next in eyre for pleas 
of the Forest in that county, to stand to right for the said trespass. 



MEMIiRANE 28. 

Feb. 4. To Rymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 

Kenuington. tjje port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Joan de Carrue 6 tuns of wine of 
the present year in that port, as the king granted that she should receive 6 
tuns of wine yearly in that port during pleasure, by the hands of the butler, 
and afterwards on 2 April in the 14th year of the reign he granted that she 
should receive the 6 tuns yearly for life, paying to the butler what he is bound 
to pay in the king's name to the merchants from whom the wine is taken. 

Feb. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to direct all the 

Kennington. increment, with which the collectors of wool in co. Norfolk have charged 
themselves upon their account, to be delivered by indenture to Peter de 
Bard, Dinus Forset and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
and to charge them therewith, discharging the collectors, as in part pay- 
ment for great sums which the merchants lent to him and which they 
undertook to pay for his last passage, the king assigned to them 800 sacks 
of the wool of CO. Norfolk for the present year, at 6/. the sack, to be 
received by the hands of the collectors and receivers of wool, as is fully 
contained in an indenture made with the merchants, and the king ordered 
the collectors and receivers to deliver the aaooI to the merchants, or to 
Peter Reynery, one of the merchants of that society or to their attorney and 
also the increment of wool by itself, and the collectors and receivers, 
because they delivered the 800 sacks to the merchants only by the right 
weight of the beam and not by parcels as they received it and charged 
themselves in their account with the increment of 2 stones the sack, refuse 
to deliver the increment to the merchants without the king's order of the 
exchequer directed to them, whereupon the merchants have besought the 
king to provide a remedy, and it is known to the king and council that they 
ordained by writ of privy seal sent to the collectors that they should deliver 
the increment to the merchants. 

Feb. 22. To the sheritt" of York. Order to pay to William Scot and William 

Kennington. Basset, appcynted with other liges to hear and determine divers trespasses 
in CO. York, 1 mark and j nuirk a day respectively for their wages for the 
time when they were attendant upon the premises and shall be hencefor- 
ward, of the issues of the extracts of tines and amercements adjudged 
before them in their sessions. l»y ^.'. 



17 EDWAKT) TTL—Part 1. 



15 



1343. 

Feb. 10. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 28. 
Byfleet. 



March 2. 
Kennington 



Nemhrane 28 — vont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Walter Helleward of 120 marks, as with the assent of the council the king 
lately ordained that of the 120 marks by which certain merchants made 
fine with him for not unlading their wool laded in the port of Kyngeston 
upon Hull, before Thomas de Rokeby, sheriff of York, and Nicholas 
de Bokelond, appointed to unlade all wool laded in that port and to newly 
weigh it, and which were in the custody of Walter, then mayor of that 
town, in gold, as Nicholas has certified the king and council, 100 marks 
should be delivered to Peter Gretheved, chamberlain of Berwick upon 
Tweed, for the munition of that town, 101. to Nicholas de Karliolo and 
5 marks to Richard de Grymesby, the king's serjeant at arms, then staying 
in that town in his service, in part satisfaction of their wages, and the 
king ordered Walter to pay the said sums, and he paid 100 marks to 
Richard de Brustwyk, Peter's attorney, 10/. to Nicholas and 5 marks to 
Richard, as Peter, Nicholas and Richard have acknowledged before the king 
in chancery. 

To the mayor of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order as at another time to 
sell a ship, lately arrested by Nicholas de Karliolo in the water of Hum- 
ber near Grymesby, as forfeit to the king, because wool was found therein 
not coketted or customed, and to pay 101. of the money to Nicholas for the 
expenses of the men whom he took with him to arrest the ship, in accord- 
ance with the tenor of a previous order, and the mayor could not sell the 
ship, as the king has learned because the ship was afterwards taken from 
the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to Beverley and was afterwards brought 
back and there delivered to the mayor by William Trussel, admiral of the 
fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the North. By C. 

To William de Duresme of Derlyngton, merchant. Order to pay 58Z. 16.s-. 
of the money arising from the king's wool of the 15th and IGth years of his 
reign in cos. Cumberland and Westmorland sold to William under a certain 
form, to John de Lilleburn upon his wages, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him, as John lately undertook before the king and council to stay 
in the parts of the march of Scotland with thirteen men at arms, including 
himself as a knight and twelve esquires, and with twenty hobelers on horse 
for the defence of those parts and for repelling the king's Scottish enemies 
for seven weeks from a day contained in an indenture made between the king 
and John, at the king's wages, John receiving 2s. a day for himself, 12(/. a 
day for each esquire, and Qd. a day for each hobeler, and the wages are 
extended at 58^ 16s. for the said time. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the same. Order to pay to John de Lilleburn 109^ 19s. 9(/. 
of the money arising from the king's wool of the 15th and 16th years 
of the reign, in cos. Cumberland and Westmorland, sold to William, 
if he find, after viewing the letters and bills, that the king is bound 
to John in that sum, as lately at John's suit showing that the king 
was bound to him in 55L 3s. ^d. for wool taken from him for the king, 
as may appear by the king's letters obligatory, and in 54Z. 16s. for his 
wages and those of his men for the tnne when he had the custody of Ber- 
wick upon Tweed, as may appear by bills under the seal of the chamberlain 
of that town, and beseeching the king to order that he may be satisfied for 
those sums, as he was taken by the king's enemies of Scotland while in 
the king's service and is placed at a heavy ransom, which he cannot pay 
unless he is satisfied for the said debts, and in consideration of John's 
services ^nd out of compassion for his want, the king ordered John de 
Thyngden, then receiver of the money arising from the king's wool 
appointed for the war of Scotland in the parts beyond Trent, to pay the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Feb. 8. 
Keunington. 



Feb. 10. 
Kennineton. 



Feb. 1. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 27. 
Kennington. 



Miiiihmne 28 — vont. 

said 109/. 19.S. 9'/. to John if ho found that sum to be duo to him, and now 
John do Lilloburn has sui'ixnidorod that writ enclosed in the wax, in 
chancery, asserting that ho cannot obtain any payment from John de 
Thyngden, and beseeching the king to cause him to be satisfied in another 
place. By the keeper and C. 

To Richard de Kelleshull. Order to cause the extracts of the fines and 
amercements adjudged before him in his sessions and affeaved by the sheriff 
of Kent, to be transcribed and the transcript to bo delivered to the sheriff 
of Kent without delay ao tliat ho may levy the money and answer to the 
king therefor, as the king appointed Richard and certain other lieges to be 
justices to encj^uire by oath of lawful men of co. Kent concerning the names 
of all those by whom good money of sterling had been taken out of the 
realm and feeble counterfeit money of sterling had been brought into the 
realm, and of those who took out of the realm wool and wool-fells not 
customed and not coketted, or not weighed or wrongly weighed, and to do 
other things contained in the king's letters patent to them, and the king 
wishes the said fines and amercements to be levied as quickly as possible, 
and answer for the money thereof to bo made to him speedily. The king 
has ordered the sheriff to receive the transcript from Richard. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to receive the said transcript from Richard 
and to cause the money to be levied without delay, so that he may be able 
to answer therefor to the king. 

To the same. Order to pay to Richard de Kelleshull, John de Geynesford 
and John de Bray, the sums appointed for them by ordinance of the council, 
to wit, to Richard Qs. 8d. a day and to John and John, 5.s-. a day each for 
their expenses for every day spent by them in co. Kent as justices in the 
aforesaid matters, of the issues of the fines and amercements adjudged 
before them. 

To the treasurer of Ireland. Whereas the king lately appointed Thomas 
de Barton, receiver of his victuals at Carlisle, and William de Botyugton to 
jointly buy and purvey 500 quarters of wheat, 200 quarters of barley and 
oats and 300 quarters of beans and peas in Ireland and take them to 
Carlisle, to be kept safely there as was fully enjoined upon Thomas, whereof 
the greater part is provided, as the king has learned, but is not yet taken to 
Carlisle, and on account of the lack of victuals for the maintenance of the 
lieges staying in the parts of Carlisle for the repulse of the Scots, the king 
wishes the taking of the victuals to be hastened : he orders the treasurer to 
cause the said wheat etc. to be bought and purveyed without delay, if they 
have not yet reached full measure and to bo taken to Carlisle with all 
speed to be delivered to Thomas by indenture, to do as shall be enjoined 
upon him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Queen 
Isabella of the portion of wool assessed upon her by reason of the grant of 
80,000 sacks of wool to the king made in the last parliament, as she is 
exempt and is not summoned to parliament, wherefore it is not reasonable 
that she should be charged with wool or other subsidies granted by 
parliament. By the keeper and C. 

[Fcedera.] 



MEMBRANE 27. 

Feb. 2G. To the sheriffs of London. Order to arrest the persons of Gilmin Pouche 

Bytlect. and his brother with all their g(n>ds and chattels found in that bailiwick and 



17 l<yi)WAIID III.— Part 1. 17 



to keep them safoly until full satisfaction is made for the king's wool and 
money received by Gilmin, certifying the king of the, goods and chattels 
so received, the owners thereof and tlioir value, as Master Paul do Monte 
Florum, the king's clerk to whom the king made divers assignments upon 
the release of the king's great crown, pledged in parts beyond the sea, 
delivered tallies for 4,200Z. and divers of the king's wool, assigned to 
him for various causes, to Gilmin upon certain agreements for making 
chevances to Paul at Bruges in Flanders upon the release of the crown, and 
Gilmin did not come to Bruges on the appointed day or send anyone in 
his place and he did not observe the agreements, but staying with his 
brother in England proposes to go to France and to defraud the king of the 
said money and wool, as Paul and William de Northwell, the king's clerk, 
whom he has sent to Flanders for this cause, have certified. 

The like to the following, to wit : 
The bailiffs of Boston. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

Feb. 24. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to Conrad Covenache, 

Kennington. burgess of Bruges, 20 packs of cloth of different colours, by the view and 
testimony of John de Codyngton, the king's clerk, sent to those parts for 
the purpose, by indenture containing the number of packs and the signs 
with which they are signed, as Conrad has besought the king to order those 
packs to be restored to him 5 for himself and the remaining 15 as the proctor 
of John de Peroun, burgess of Bruges and Giles de Hooft, burgess of that 
town, as 5 packs of Conrad's cloth under his seal, 6 packs of John's cloth 
under his seal and 9 packs of Giles's cloth under his seal, of 35 packs of 
their cloth laded in a cog called ' la Juliane ' of Lescluses, arrested by the 
sheriff at Portesmuth for various causes and taken thence to Farham in his 
custody, of the livery of the said clerk, whom the king lately appointed to 
survey and appraise the said cog and the other goods found therein, are 
detained, and at the request of the burgomasters, echevins and consuls of 
, Bruges declaring by their letters that the packs arc the property of Conrad, 
John and Giles and not of others and that Conrad is the proctor of John 
and Giles, and beseeching the king for the restitution and release of the 
packs, the king has considered the friendship of the men of Bruges and 
wishes to act favourably with Conrad, John and Giles. By C. 

To the same. Order to dearrest a cog of Baldwin Golias, burgess of 
Lescluses, called '■la .Juliane' of IjCScIuscs, with all the tackle thereof -and 
with the armour, boards, beds, chests and other things pertaining thereto, 
to be dearrested and delivered to p]rnald Pyk, master of the ship, to be 
taken to parts beyond, as the burgomasters, ('chevins and consuls of Lescluses 
have besought the king to order this to be done, as the ship was lately 
laded with divers merchandise and in sailing upon the sea was driven to 
the port of Portesmuth and there arrested by the sheriff, and the king has 
considered his friendship and alliance with the men of Flanders. By C. 

To the same. Order to deliver by indenture to Francis le Wyld six 
packs of cloth of divers colours, by the view and testimony of John de 
Codyngton, the king's clerk, as I'aldwin Golias, burgess of Lescluses, and 
Lawrence Juyst, burgess of Dam {ild Dam) have besought the king to order 
i those six packs to be released, as 5 packs of Baldwin and 1 pack of 
Lawrence were arrested by the sheriff at Portesmuth in a cog called 
' la Juliane ' of Lescluses and were taken thence to Farham and are detained 
in the sheriff's custody there of John's livery, whom the king appointed to 
survey and appraise the cog and the goods found therein, and the king 



18 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134 






Membrane 27 — eont. 

wishes to grant the supplication, at the request of the eclievins, captains 
and consuls of Ghent, the burgomasters, echevins and consuls of Bruges 
and Lesclnses and the burgomasters and eclievins of Dam testifying by 
their letters that the packs are the own goods of Baldwin and Lawrence 
and beseeching the king for the restitution of the packs, and because 
Francis has found Francis Bandini and Peter Guydy, merchants of Lucca, 
who have mainperned before the council to answer and satisfy Baldwin 
and Laurence for the said packs if they are exacted of the king in future. 

By C. 

To the same. Like order, * mutatis miitamlisy' to deliver to Francis de la 
Quare, merchant, 7 packs of variously coloured cloth, as Francis de la 
Quare has besought the king to order the release of 7 packs of such cloth of 
his laded in a cog called ' la Juliane ' of Lescluses and arrested by the sheriflf 
at Portesmuth, and although the king might reasonably defer the livery of 
the packs, on account of certain evidences shown before the council, yet he 
wishes to satisfy Francis at the request of the burgonuxsters, echevins and 
consuls of liruges and because Francis has found Francis Bandini etc. to 
answer and satisfy Dinus de Malempris under whose name the packs were 
laded in the ship, for the said packs. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to Francis le Wyld, burgess of Dam, 
8 packs of cloth of divers colours, in accordance with the request of the 
t'clierins etc. of Ghent, Bruges, Lescluses and Dam, and by the mainprise of 
the same Francis Baudini and Peter as he laded 8 packs of such cloth of 
himself and of John Bonyn, burgess of the same town in a cog called 'ia 
Juliane' of Lescluses. By C. 

To the same. Like order, 'mutatis ynutamlis,' to deliver to Conrad 
Covenache as proctor of John le Sage, burgess of Ipre, two packs of cloth 
of divers colours, in accordance with the request of the advocate, echeiins 
and consuls of Ipre, as John laded the 2 packs in a certain cog etc. 

ByC. 

To the same. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' to deliver 2 packs of cloth 
of divers colours to Domicelle Truda of Hertbergh, of 8 packs laded by 
them in a cog called ' la Juliane ' of Lescluses, arrested by the sheriff at 
Portesmuth, and he has besought the king to order that they may be 
delivered to Walter son of Walter Puch and Henry May, as his proctors, and 
the king wishes to grant the supplication of Domicelle, at the request of 
the burgomasters, echevins and consuls of Bruges testifying that the said 
packs belong to Domicelle and to none other and that Walter and Henry 
are his proctors. By C. 



MEMBRANE 26. 

Feb. 20. To the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place and to the 

Kennington. treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Whereas on 1 June in the 
10th year of the reign, the king gave licence to John son of William Jurdan 
to demise to whom he would the 12/. 12s. G</. yearly of the ferm of Dublin 
which the mayor, bailiffs and citizens of Dublin are bound to render yearlv 
at the exchequer, Dublin, which yearly sum the king previously grunted to 
John to hold for life, for a term of seven years, and that those to whom 
John so granted the rent should hold it until the end of the said term even 
if John died in the meantime, and now John do Leycestr[ia] and Mihum 
his wife hiivy besought the king to oidor his hand to bo amoved from the 



17 KJnVAiii) ill.— Taut 1. 



V.) 



1343. 



Feb. 20. 

Kennington. 



Mc»ilir(iiic 2(5 — cdiil. 

said rent, wliich John demised to tbem to hold for a t(!nii of seven years 
by virtue of the said licence, and the rent is taken into the king's band by 
the justiciary and others by virtue of an order to revoke all donations and 
grants of lands and liberties in Ireland made by the king and his fatlier, 
and to take them into the king's hand : the king therefore orders the 
justiciary and others to view the grant and licence and the deed of John 
son of William to John and Milana, and if they find that the rent was 
demised as aforesaid and that the term is not yet elapsed, then to take 
security from John and Milana for the rent, in case it be found that the 
demise was made unjustly or by false suggestion and to deliver the rent to 
them together with the arrears thereof, by that security. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause wages to be levied of the 
men of that county for John Dengayne, William de Thorp and John de 
Berneye, appointed with Robert Parvyng and John de Thoresby to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses committed in that county by the 
king's ministers and others, and to pay those wages to them, to wit to John 
Dengayne 1 mark and to William and John de Berneye 5.s. each for every 
day w^en they were attendant upon the premises, as the king has learned 
that those who were chosen and sworn to assess and apportion the fine of 
4,000 marks which the men of the county made for such trespasses before 
Robert, John de Thoresby and John Dengayne cannot apportion that fine 
on account of the contrariety and rebellion of certain who are parceners of 
the fine and who refuse to contribute thereto, wherefore the fine remains 
for the most part to be levied, and the king ordered John Dengayne, William 
and John de Berneye to assemble at Northampton to summon before them 
all those who are bound to contribute to the fine and to cause the fine to be 
assessed on them with regard to the quantity of the delict, and their estate 
and faculty, and to discharge all things contained in the commission to 
them. By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Like order, ' tnutatis mutandis,' as the king 
has learned that those who were sworn to assess the fine of 2,500 marks 
which the men of the county, etc. By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to allow 60^. to William de Kelleseye, the king's clerk, in part satis- 
faction of 164^. y.s. l(i., and to discharge him and the prior of Watre thereof, 
endorsing William's bill with the 60/. if upon viewing the bill and the 
letters of assignment made by Henry de Percy and Ralph de Nevill they 
find that the king is bound to William in 1G4/. 5.v. \il. for bis wages and 
that GOi. were assigned to him thereupon by Henry and Ralph, as William 
has besought the king to cause such allowance to be made to him in the 
1G4/. OS. Id. in which the king is bound to him for his wages and those of 
his men in garrison at Berwick upon Tweed, by a bill of .John de Burdon, 
then chamberlain of Berwick upon Tweed, as Henry and Ralph, whom the 
king appointed to ordain concerning the ninth in certain counties and 
places beyond 1'rent, reserved for the war of Scotland, assigned GO/, to 
William, then chancellor of Berwick upon Tweed, upon such wages, upon 
the said nintli in the East Riding, co. York, and they ordered the prior of 
Wartre and his fellows, collectors of the ninth in tlio East Riding, to deliver 
the said 60/., and the prior delivered them to William and the 60/. are now 
exacted of him by summons of the exchequer. 

Feb. 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Margaret late the wif(! of Ranulph de Dacre all the issues received by John 

do Wodelious and Hugh de Moi'icehy, a fornjer and tlie present esclxiator 



Feb. 12. 
Kennington. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1348. 



Mfiiihranc 2G — io)it. 

in COS. Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancaster, and to discharge the 
escheators thereof, as on its being found by inquisition taken by John that 
William do Multon hold the manor of Laysyngby co. Cumberland for life of 
Margaret's inheritance by the grant of Thomas de Multon his late brother, 
in chief, by homage and fealty, with reversion to Thomas and his heirs, by 
the late king's licence, and that Margaret was Thomas's next heir and of 
full age, the king ordered Hugh to take Margaret's fealty, the king having 
given her respite for her homage until Whitsuntide next, and to cause her 
to have seisin of the manor, and now Margaret has besought the king to 
order the issues to be restored to her, as she and Ranulph acquired the 
manor of William de Burgh, parson of Dacre church, and of Robert Parvyng, 
to whom they previously granted the reversion of the numor after Thomas's 
death, by the king's licence, by a tine levied in the late king's court, and so 
the manor pertains to Margaret by that acquisition and not of hereditary 
right, as is contained in the inquisition, and it is clear by part of the fine 
and by the late king's letters of licence, shown before the king in chancery, 
that the premises contain the truth, and after deliberation upon this with 
the justices and others of the council it is agreed that Jhe said issues ought 
to be delivered to Margaret. 



Feb. 26. 
Kennington, 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 17. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 25. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 
to assign dower to Isabel late the wife of William Creketot, tenant in 
chief, in the presence of William son and heir of that William, if he choose 
to attend, of all the lands which belonged to William at his death, upon her 
taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to the treasurer and chamberlains to inspect the writs and payments 
made to certain persons upon the otlice of keeper of the wardrobe, to cause 
the payments to be deducted from the sums contained in the writs and the 
writs to be so endorsed, so that no future payment may be made by virtue 
of the writs, and for debts still due the king wishes the following methods 
to be observed, to wit : that before payment, allowance or other satisfiiction 
is made to any creditor, the account shall first be seen, and the sum paid 
or allowed shall be deducted from the surplus contained in the account, and 
the bill shall be received or another made for the debt and delivered at the 
king's receipt and there remain condemned, and express mention of that 
satisfaction shall be made in the rolls of the exchequer that William de 
Cusaunce, the late keeper of the wardrobe, rendered account thereof at the 
exchequer of accounts, and they shall cause the premises to be observed and 
enrolled, as William has shewn tlio king that whereas ho delivered his final 
account at the exchequer and the names of those to whom the king was 
bound in divers sums of money, yet because divers writs of liberate for 
paying certain sums to William from the treasury, and other writs for 
making payments to divers creditors whose names are noted in that 
account, are still pending unpaid at the exchequer, the treasurer, barons 
and chamberlains have charged William with those sums, paid by thom to 
the said creditors by virtue of the said writs, wherefor he has besought the 
kind to provide a remedy. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to sell all the go*.Kls 
and merchandise of two ships called ' I'arites,' which belonged to the king's 
enemies, for a competent price to bo immediately paid, and to j^ormit IVter 



i 



17 KDWAlll) III.— Part 1. 



21 



1343. 



Feb. 20. 

Kenniiiglon. 



Feb. 22. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 20. 
Kennington. 



Jan. 30. 

Kcnnington. 



Feb. 20. 

Byfleet. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

Bernard! de Tholosa, master of a ship called 'la Katerine' of Bayonne and 
his fellows, to do their pleasure with the said goods after three days have 
elapsed, as the kino; lately appointed Thomas (!rossc and Peter de Gildcs- 
burgh to buy for the king all the said goods of tliose ships, which wore 
taken at sea in war by the said master and his fellows and brought to 
Southampton, if Thomas and Peter go to that town to buy the goods and 
merchandise within three days after the arrival of Peter at the town. 

To Thomas de Ponte l^'racto, appointed to make purveyances for the 
king's horses. Order to deliver by indenture to William de Fremelesworth, 
keeper of the king's horses, all the purveyances made by him for those 
horses and those which he shall purvey henceforth. By C. 

To Saier Lorimer of Colchester. Order to receive that part of the 
whalebone (ballnie) lately arrested by him and deposited at Esttillebury 
in the custody of Adam de Asshehurst, whom the king has ordered to 
deliver it, and to have it brought to London to be delivered to the king 
there. By the keeper. 

Mandate to Adam to deliver the said part to Saier to be taken to London 
and delivered to the king. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place, 
in the port of London. Order to deliver to William de Stokton, vicar of 
St. Paul's church, London, a tun of wine of ' reek ' of the present season, 
in accordance with the king's grant to him on 6 March in the l-ith year of 
the reign of two tuns of wine to be received yearly, to wit two tuns of 
wines of ' reek ' for that year, and thenceforth one tun of the vintage 
between Michaelmas and Christmas and one tun of ' reek ' between 
Christmas and Easter, to be received for life in the port of London by the 
hands of the chief butler. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of St. Edward, Lettele, a tun of wine of the right prise for the 
present year for celebrating masses in their church, in accordance with the 
grant of Henry III to them of a tun of such wine, to be received yearly at 
Southampton between Christmas and the Purification. 

The like to the same to deliver a tun of wine to the abbot and convent 
of King's Beaulieu. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, eschoator in co. York. Order to permit the 
executors of the will of William de Roos of Hamelak to fish in the lakes, 
ponds and fisheries which belonged to him and to take away the fish, and 
also brushwood fit for fuel in the woods which belonged to William, for his 
funeral, according to the honourable estate [decenoiam) of such a man. 

ByC. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit IVIaurice de Berkele or Robert White, his 
attorney, to lade 28 sacks of wool in that port and tnke them to parts beyond 
the sea, after paying J mark a sack for the custom, notwithstanding the 
proclamation that the king's wool assigned to others must be taken out of 
the realm before the Purification last, upon pain of the loss of the passage 
thereof, as the king lately assigned to Maurice 2H sacks of the wool of co. 
Sussex for the past year, at 6i. the sack, to be received by the hands of the 



'22 



CALENDAl^ 01'' CLOSE ROLLS. 



1348. 



Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 1:^. 
Westiuiiuiter. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster. 



March 1. 

Kounington. 



l\riuch 1. 

Westminster. 



Mcwbrane 24 — cout. 

collectors'and receivers of wool in that county, upon the wages of Maurice 
and his men about to set out to parts beyond the sea in the king's service, 
and the king ordered the collectors and receivers to deliver that wool to 
Maurice by indenture. By the keeper. 

To the same. Order to permit William Casse, merchant of Gascony, or 
his attorney, to lade 49 sacks 9 cloves 2i pounds of wool, in that port, and 
take them to the staple in Flanders, after paying at the rate of i mark a 
sack fur the custom, notwithstanding the said proclamation, as the king 
sold the said wool to William of the wool of co. Kent for the 15th year of 
the reign, at the price of (M. the sack beyond the custom of i mark. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the same. Order to permit John INIalewayn, merchant, or his attorney, 
to lade 6 sacks 10 stones 7 pounds of wool in that port and take them to 
the staple in Flanders, after paying at the rate of \ mark a sack for the 
custom, notwithstanding the proclamation, as for a certain sum of money 
which John paid down at the receipt of the exchequer, the king sold to him 
6 sacks 10 stones 7 pounds of the arrears of wool for the 15th year of the 
reign, in co. Wilts, as may appear by the account of Robert Selyman and 
his fellows, late collectors of wool in that county. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
Ralph de Ufford or his attorney to lade IG sacks of wool in that port and 
take them to Flanders after paying h mark a sack for the custom, as the 
king lately ordered the collectors of customs in the port of London to "per- 
mit Ralph to take in the form aforesaid IG sacks of the wool of co. Kent of 
the 15th year of the reign, which the king assigned to him upon his fee of 
200^. yearly to be received at the exchequer, granted to him by letters 
patent, and now Ralph has surrendered the writ, enclosed in the wax, to 
chancery to be cancelled, beseeching the king that he may lade the 16 sacks 
in the port of Boston. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit Richard de Wotton to lade in that port and take to Bordeaux, 5 lasts 
of hides, receiving from him 4/. for each last for the subsidy, as he has 
besought the king to grant that he may so take the said hides for buying 
wine with the money arising from the sale thereof and bringing it to 
England. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or his attorney to lade 71 sacks of 
wool in that port and take them to Flanders, after paying h mark a sack for 
the custom, as the king assigned to him 2G sacks of the wool of the 15th 
year and 45 sacks of the wool of the past year in co. Warwick, at 11 marks 
the sack beyond the custom, in part payment of certain sums of money in 
which the king is bound to him upon the expenses of the household. 

To Thomas de Swanland and John lloddyngges, collectors of customs in 
the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to permit Master Paul de Monte 
Florum to lade 14 sacks of wool which still remain to bo laded of GO sacks, in 
that port, as may appear by the certiticate of the said John and Thomas le 
Botiller, late collectors of customs in the port, sent into chancery, if the 14 
sacks were not laded in whole or in part in their time, and to take them to 
Manders after paying i mark a sack, making letters for the passage of the 14 
sacks under the part of the coket seal in their possession, if the merchants 
of Alniain refuse to affix the part remaining in their custody, as iho king 



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23 



1343. 



Feb. 10. 
Kenninffton. 



Feb. 30 (sic). 
Kennington. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

assij^ned to Paul 600 sacks of the wool reserved to the king in the agree- 
ments made with certain alien merchants, for the payment of 1,000/. for the 
redemption of certain of the king's jewels, and Paul has now sold the 
passage of 360 of those sacks to certain merchants, as he says, for 2^ marks 
a sack beyond the custom due, and the king ordered the said late collectors 
to permit Paul to lade 60 of the 860 sacks in that port and take them in 
the form aforesaid. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the 
port of London. Order to permit Henry earl of Derby or his attorney to 
lade 112 sacks of wool in that port and take them to Flanders, paying 
^ mark a sack for the custom, without finding security of a plate of silver 
for each sack in accordance with the ordinance, and notwithstanding the 
proclamation that all such wool must be taken out of the realm before the 
Purification last, as by the advice of the council the king assigned to the 
earl 36 sacks in co. Sussex and 76 sacks in co. Stafford of the wool granted 
for the past year, the wool of co. Stafford at 81. the sack and that of co. 
Sussex at 6Z. the sack, to be received by the hands of the collectors and 
receivers of that wool, upon the wages of the earl and his men who lately 
set out to parts beyond the sea in the king's service. By C. 

To the same. Order to permit Master Paul de Monte Florum or his 
attorneys to lade 273J sacks of wool in that port and take them to parts 
beyond the sea, after paying the ancient custom of i mark a sack, notwith- 
standing the proclamation, as with the assent of the council the king 
assigned to Paul 273^ sacks of the wool granted for the past year in co. 
Northampton to be received by the hands of the assessors, collectors 
and receivers of wool there, at 11 J marks the sack beyond the 
ancient custom of ^ mark, which said wool was ordained by the 
council to be delivered to Paul for the redemption of the king's great crown 
and of two crowns of Queen Philippa and other jewels, and although Paul 
received that wool from the assessors, collectors and receivers, he has not 
yet caused it to be taken to parts beyond the sea, wherefore he has besought 
the king to accelerate the passage of the wool. By bill of the treasurer. 



Membrane 23. 

March 6.** Here the great seal which the king took with him to Britanny and thence 
Westminster, to England, was delivered to Robert Parvyng the chancellor, as appears by 
a memorandum on the dorse of this roll. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Bartholomew Thomasyn, spicor, of London, or 
his attorney, to lade 60 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the 
staple in Flanders, after paying i mark a sack for the custom, notwithstand- 
ing the king's order that such wool should be taken out of the realm before 
the Purification last, as the king sold to Bartholomew 60 sacks of the wool 
of CO. Surrey granted for the past year, at 6/. the sack beyond the custem 
of i mark due thereon. By bill of the treasurer. 

Mandate to the collectors of the new custom in the port of London to 
supersede the demand made upon Bartholomew for paying AQd. a sack on 
the said wool for the new custom. By the same bill. 



' Tested by the king, as arc all the entries of this and subserjuent dates. 



24 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1343. 

IMiirch 12. 

Wci^tminster. 



March 13. 
The Tower. 



Mav 15. 

Westminster. 



Afarch 10. 
The Tower. 



March 16. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 23 — cunt. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit U(\L,nnald do Cobeham or his attorney to lade 
51a sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders after 
paying j mark a sack for the custom, notwithstitnding the proclamation 
that all the kin<^'s wool assii^ned to certain persons should be taken out of 
the realm before the Turihcation last, as the kin;^ assigned to Reginald 
51i sacks of the wool of the past year, at dl. the sack beyond the custom 
of i mark the sack due thereon, upon the wages of himself and his men, 
about to set out in the king's service to parts beyond the sea. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of (Ireat Yarmouth. The king 
sends to them Robert de Wardecop his clerk, with the seal called coket 
deputed in that port to cause to be laded the wool assigned to the earls of 
Warwick and Pembroke upon the wages of themselves and their men, about 
to set out to parts beyond the sea in the king's service, and to the merchants 
of the Bardi for certain causes, which the king has ordered to be taken 
from that port, and to supervise the weighing of that wool and to cause the 
seal to be opened and letters of coket, containing the sum of wool so laded, 
to be duly made, and to bring the seal back to the king, and the king 
therefore orders the collectors that when the wool has been weighed in 
Ro'Dert's presence and the letters of coket sealed, tliey shall permit the earls 
and merchants or their attorneys to lade the said wool and take it to the 
staple in Flanders, after paying the custom of ^ mark the sack, in accord- 
ance with the tenor of the king's orders directed to the collectors before 
these times. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit David Mareschal or his attorneys to lade 4 sacks 10 stones 5f 
pounds of wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders, after 
paying at the rate of ^ mark a sack for the custom, as the king assigned to 
David -4 sacks 10 stones 5f pounds of the wool granted ni the North Riding 
CO. York for the 15th year of the reign, which were due to the king by 
Anketinus Salvayn and his fellows, late assessors and collectors of wool in 
that Riding, of the remainder of their account rendered at the exchequer, 
at 8^. the sack beyond the custom of | mark due thereon, to the price of 
35/. 3s. lOd. in part satisfaction of those 100 marks which he received from 
the king yearly, and of the wages due to him for the war of Scotland. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Hugh de Reppes or his attorney to lade 10 
sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders, after 
paying ^ mark a sack for the custom, notwithstanding the proclamation, 
as in part satisfaction of a great sum of money in which the king is bound 
to Hugh for certain causes, as may fully appear by his account rendered at the 
exchequer, the king assigned to him 10 sacks of the increment of his wool 
for the past year, in co. Norfolk, in the hands of the sheriti' of Norfolk and 
of his fellows, assessors, collectors and receivers of wool in that county, at 
0/. the sack beyond the customs due thereon. By bill of the treivsurer. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Ralph de Stall'ord or his attorney to lade 1 1 sacks of wv>ol in 
that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, after paying \ mark a siwk 
for the custom, notwithstandmg the proclamation, as the king assigned to 
Ralph 67 sacks of the wool of co. StatVord for the past year, at 12 marks 



17 E])WA1IJ) III.— Part 1. 



25 



J343. 



March 24. 
The Tower. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 2.5. 
Westminster. 



March 2.5. 

Westiiiinstcr. 



April 0. 

Havering atte 

J3ower. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

the sack hcyond the custom of i mark due thereon, upon his wa^cs and 
those of his men then about to set out to parts beyond the sea, of which 57 
sacks the king has ordered 42 to be taken to parts beyond the sea. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
John atte Fenn of Lenn, the king's merchant, or his attorneys to take 80 
sacks of wool beyond the 100 sacks which the king ordered to be laded in 
that port, and to take them to Flanders, after paying i mark a sack for the 
custom due thereon, notwithstanding the proclamation, as the king sold to 
John I'SG sacks which wore in arrcar of the quantity of the wool of co. 
Norfolk for the 15th year, for a certain price agreed upon with him, as is 
fully contained in an indenture made with him, and the king ordered the 
collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmiouth to permit John to 
take 36 sacks of the 180 sacks from that port to the staple in Flanders in 
the form aforesaid, and John laded nothing of the 36 sacks in that port as 
the collectors there have certified to the king in chancery, and he has 
besought the king to order that he may lade the 36 sacks in the port of 
Boston. The king has ordered the said collectors in the port of Great 
Yarmouth to supersede the lading of the 36 sacks in that port. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Robert de Ferrariis or his attorneys to lade 
42 sacks of wool in that port and take them to parts beyond the sea, after 
paying ^ mark a sack for tlie custom, without finding security of a plate of 
silver, in accordance with the ordinance, and notwithstanding the 
proclamation, as the king lately assigned to him 42 sacks of the wool of 
CO. Worcester for the 13th year of the reign, at 8/. 6s. 8'/. the sack beyond 
the custom of ^ mark, upon his wages and those of his men, then about to 
set out to parts beyond the sea. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit Richard de Wottone to lade 5 lasts of hides in that port and take 
them to Bordeaux, receiving from him H. on each last for the subsidy, 
beyond the custom due thereon, as he has besought the king that he may 
so take the hides to buy wine with the money arising from the sale thereof 
and to bring it to England. By C. 

To the same. Order to permit William de Cusancia, the treasurer or his 
attorneys to lade 21 sacks 36 cloves of wool in that port and take them to 
the staple in Flanders, without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, 
notwithstanding the proclamation, as the king lately ordered Richard 
Imberd and William de Braundeston, then collectors of customs in that 
port, to permit the said treasurer or Robert Inkepenne his attorney to lade 
in that port 100 sacks of the 240 sacks of the wool of co. Dorset of the past 
year, assigned to him, and to take them to the staple in the form aforesaid, 
and the treasurer laded 78 sacks IG cloves of the 100 sacks in that port and 
took thorn to the said parts by his said cattorncy, and 21 sacks 36 cloves 
still remain to be laded as Richard and William de I'raundeston have 
certified theT<ing in chancery. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit William de Duresme, the king's merchant, or his attorney to lade 
281 sacks 15J stones 3 pounds of wool in that port and take them to the 
staple in Flanders, after paying i mark a sack for the custom, notwith- 
standing the proclamation, as the king sold to William 87 sacks of the 
wool in arrear of cos. Westmoreland and Cumberland of the 15th year and 



26 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE llOLLS. 



1343. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

194 sacks 15^ cloves 3 pounds of the wool of those counties for the past 
year, for a certain price, as is fully contained in an indenture made with 
him. By C. 

]'acate(i because otherwise below. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fclls in the port 
of London. Order to permit Michael de Ponynges to lade 21 sacks of wool 
in that port and take them to the staple in Flanderi^, after paying i mark 
a sack for the custom due thereon, notwithstanding the proclamation, as 
the king assigned to Michael 21 sacks of the wool of co. Sussex for the past 
year, upon the wages of himself and his men, lately about to set out to parts 
beyond the sea. By C. 



April 6. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



TNIarch 4. 
Westminster. 



March 14. 

Westminster. 



April 8. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Membrane 22. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit Bartholomew Thomasyn or his attorney to lade 3 sacks 32 cloves 
of wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders, paying the 
custom of \ mark a sack due thereon, notwithstanding the proclamation, 
as the king lately ordered Richard Imberd and William de Braundeston, 
then collectors of customs in that port, to permit Bartholomew to lade 40 
sacks of the wool of the 15th and 16th years of the reign in co. Devon, 
which the king assigned to him for certain sums of money which he lent 
and delivered at the receipt of the exchequer, at the price of 8 marks the 
sack, and to take them to the staple in the form aforesaid, and Bartholomew 
took 86 sacks 20 cloves of the wool to the staple, as fully appears by the 
certificate of Richard and William sent into chancery. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit Oliver de Ligham or Robert Inkepenne, his attorney, to lade 2 
sacks 86 cloves of wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders, 
after paying at the rate of ^ mark the sack for the custom, as the king 
lately ordered Richard Lnberd and William de Braundeston, then collectors 
of customs in that port, to take to the staple in the form aforesaid 17^ 
sacks 10 cloves of those 76^ sacks of wool which the king assigned to 
Oliver upon the wages of himself and his men, lately about to set out to 
Gascony in the king's service, and Oliver caused 15 sacks of that wool to 
be so taken and the remaining 2 sacks 86 cloves still remain to be laded, 
as fully appears by the certificate of Richard and William sent out into 
chancery. By C. 

To the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. Order to 
supersede the denumd made upon William Casse, merchant of Gascony for 
40</. a sack on 49 sacks 9 clove* 2^ pounds of the wool of the 15th year 
of the reign, sold to him by the king at 6/. the sack, and to pernut him to 
take that wool to the parts to which it is to be taken, quit of the new 
custom. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Simon de Breynesford to lade 35 sacks of 
wool in that port and take them to the staple in parts beyond the sea with- 
out paying any subsidy thoreon, receiving from him i mark a sack for the 
custom, as the king sold to him 85 sacks of the wool of cos. Surrey and 
Essex for the 15th and 16th years of the reign, to wit 20i sacks of co. 
Essex and 14j sacks of co. Surrey, for a sum of money paid by Suuon in 
the wardrobe. By bill of the treasurer 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



27 



1343. 

April 4. 



Meiiib7-ane 22 — cunt. 



To tlie collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
Westminster. London. Order to permit Robert de Ufibrd, ourl of Suffolk, or his attorney, 
to lade in that port 70 sacks of the king's wool for the past year in co. 
Norfolk, assigned to him upon the wages of himself and his men, lately 
about to set out to parts beyond the sea, and take them to the staple in 
' Flanders after paying ^ mark a sack for the custom due thereon, notwith- 
standing the proclamation. By C. 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



To John del Wolde and Tidemannus de Lymbcrgh, to whom the king 
granted a moiety of the subsidy of 40.s-. a sack, lately granted by the merchants 
for a certain time. Order to supersede the demand made upon the bishop 
of Sabina, cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, for 20.s'. a sack for part of 
the subsidy granted to the king, and to permit him or his attorneys to take 
60 sacks of wool to the staple in Flanders, as the king gave licence to the 
bishop that he should buy and purvey every year 60 sacks of wool for the 
clothing of his servants, and take them to parts beyond without paying 
the custom due thereon, for life, and the king ordered the collectors of the 
custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London to permit the 
cardinal or his attorneys to take the 60 sacks from that port to the said 
staple without paying the custom, and although the collectors are ready to 
fulfil the order John and Tidemannus impede the passage of the wool until 
20.s\ a sack are paid for part of the subsidy granted to them, whereupon the 
cardinal has besought the king to provide a remedy, [Fcechra.] 

The like to Francis Bandini and his fellows, merchants of Lucca, to whom 
the king granted a moiety of the subsidy of 40.s. a sack lately granted by the 
merchants. [Ibid.] 

April 20. To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth. Order not 
Havering atte to permit Robert de Ufibrd, earl of Sufiblk, to lade any of 76 sacks of wool 
Bower. ju that port by reason of any order under the exchequer seal, or to take 
them to parts beyond the sea, although the king lately ordered them to 
permit the earl so to take 76 sacks of the king's wool in co. Norfolk for the 
past year upon the wages of himself and his men, about to set out to parts 
beyond the sea, after paying the custom due thereon, because, at the earl's 
request, the king has granted that he shall have the passage of that wool 
in the port of London in the same form. By C. 

April 26. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Havering atte of London. Order to permit Thomas de Bradestou or his attorney to lade 
Bower. £8 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders, 
after paying ^ mark a sack thereon for the custom, notwithstanding the 
proclamation that all wool assigned or sold to certain persons should be 
taken out before the Purification last, as the king assigned to Thomas 28 
sacks of the wool of the past year in co. Sussex, upon the wages of himself 
and his men, lately about to set out to parts beyond the sea in the king's 
service. By C. 

April 24. To the same. Order to permit William de Cusancia, the king's clerk, or 

Havering atte his attorney to lade in that port and take to the staple m Flanders 67 sacks 

Bower. of the wool granted in the loth and 16th years of the reign in co. Surrey, 

after he has pOiid i mark a sack for the custom. By bill of the treasurer. 

April 24. To the same. Order to permit William Fitz Waryn or his attorney to 

Havering atte lade 11} sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders, 

Bower after paying at the rate of J mark a sack for the custom, notwithstanding 

the said proclamation, as the king assigned to William ll^- sacks of the 



28 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



May 19. 

Westminster. 



June 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 22 — cant. 

wool of CO. Northampton for the 15th year of the reif,'n, upon the wages of 
himself and his men, lately about to set out to parts beyond the sea in the 
king's service. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit Bartholomew Thomasin, spicer of London, to lade 25 sacks of wool 
in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders, after paying h. mark a 
sack for the custom, notwithstanding the said proclamation, as for certain 
sums of money, which Bartholomew lent to the king at the receipt of the 
exchequer, the king assigned to him 25 sacks of the wool of co. Devon for 
the past year. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Order to pay to Thomas do Colloye what is in arrear to him of his wages 
from 16 iMay in the IGth year of the reign and to pay him such wages 
henceforth so long as they are collectors and as Thomas holds his office, 
as on the said IG May the king committed to Thomas the office of controller 
of the custom of wine, wool, hides and wool-fells and of the custom of 3<^ 
the pound and other small prests and customs due to the king from both 
native and alien merchants, to hold during good conduct, receiving the 
accustomed wages. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to permit John de Coloign or his attorney to lade 11 sacks 
2 stones 6 pounds of the wool granted to the king in the 15th year of the 
reign, assigned to him in part satisfaction of the debts due to him by the 
king for divers things taken and brought from him, after paying at the rate 
of I mark a sack for the custom, and to take them to the staple in 
Flanders. By bill of the treasurer. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



Membraxe 21. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit the merchants of the society of the Bardi 
or their attorney to lade 113 sacks, 3 stones 8 pounds of wool in that 
port and take them to the staple in Flanders, having there paid at the 
rate of § mark a sack for the custom, as on 12 April in the IGth year of the 
reign the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and the 
chamberlains to deliver to the said merchants 3,000/. or to give them an 
assignment in places whore they should speedily be satisfied for the same, 
in part satisfaction of the debts in which the king is bound to them, and 
the treasurer and barons certified the king in chancery that on inspecting 
the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer it was found that the merchants 
had an assignment of wool in the following counties, of the remainder of 
the accounts of divers assessors, collectors and receivers of wool in the 14th, 
15th and 16th years of the reign, paying at the price of the sort of the 
county and lO.s. a sack beyond for the subsidy above the ancient custom 
of i mark, to wit, in co. Somerset 126 sacks, in co. Southampton 88 sacks, 
in CO. Dorset 13 sacks 6 stones 6^ pounds, in co. Oxford 53 sacks, in co. 
Hereford 23 sacks, in co. Suffolk 32* sacks 9 stones 9f pounds, m co. Norfolk 
11 sacks 6 stones 1| pounds, in co- Essex 13 sacks ().i ix)unds of the woi>l 
collected in the 15th year; and of the receivers of wool for the I Uh \ear. 
in CO. Oxford 15 sacks, and in co. Wilts of wool collected for the 16th yt^ar 
VJh sacks (5.^ stones 2[ pounds, and also of 30A sacks arrested in a ship of 
the parts of Scotland going to the parts of Caleys laden with divers gixxls 
and chattels of the men of Scotland, at the RcmIo of Kyrkeley, to the price 



17 KJ)WAHI) III.— Paut h 



•2!) 



1343. 



May 2. 

Westminster. 



May 18. 

Westminster. 



May 18. 

Westminster. 



May 1M. 
Westminsttr. 



I^femhranc 21 — rnnt. 

of Gl/. ill gross, paying to the king the ancient custom of ^ mark on each 
sack, of which 428* sacks 3.J stones 1 pound of wool the king has ordered 
285" sacks to be laded in the ports of Great Yarmouth, London and Boston. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit William de Duresme, merchant, or his attorney, to lade 2K1 sacks 
15^ stones 8 pounds of wool in that port and take them to the staple in 
Flanders, after paying at the rate of 7 mark a sack for the custom, not- 
withstanding the proclamation that all tlie king's wool assigned or sold to 
divers persons, shall be taken out before the Purification last upon pain of 
the loss of the passage thereof, as the king sold to William 87 sacks of the 
wool in arrear of the quantity apportioned to cos. Westmorland and 
Cumberland for the 15th year of the reign, and 191 sacks 15^ stones 

3 pounds of the wool in arrear of the quantity apportioned to those counties 
for the past year, for a certain price agreed upon, as may appear in an 
indenture made with him. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to permit 
Thomas de Berewyk of Pokelyngton, merchant of co. York, to lade 80 sacks 
of 211 sacks 1 stones 1| pounds of wool in that port and take them to the 
staple in Flanders, after paying i mark a sack for the custom, notwith- 
standing the said proclamation, as the king sold to Thomas 211 sacks 

4 stones 1| pounds of the wool of co. York of the 80,000 sacks granted by 
the community of the realm, due to the king by the account of divers 
receivers and collectors of wool in that county, for paying a certain price 
contained in an indenture made with him, paying at the rate of { mark a 
sack for the custom. The king has ordered the collectors of customs in 
the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to permit Thomas to take in the form 
aforesaid the remaining 131 sacks 4 stones 1^ pounds of wool. By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to the collectors in the port of Kyngeston. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit Thomas de Berkele to lade 35 sacks 9 stones 10 pounds of 
wool in that port and take them to Flanders quit of the subsidy, 
paying at the rate of ^ mark a sack for the custom, as he has 
besought the king to grant that he may so take the said wool 
which he has cau.sed to be carried from co. Cumberland to that 
town, as William de Duresme delivered to him 35 sacks 9 stones 
10 pounds of the king's wool of that county, sold to him, in part satisfac- 
tion of 322^ lOv. which the king ordered to be delivered to Thomas upon 
his wages and those of his men staying in the march of Scotland upon the 
safe custody of those parts, of the money arising from the sale of that wool, 
to wit, at 8 marks the sack, as the wool was sold to William by the king, 
and Maurice de Berkele of co. Gloucester and Peter Tilliol of co. Cumber- 
land have mainperned for Thomas to answer for the subsidy of ■lOs. a sack 
on the said wool if it be found that William did not deliver that subsidy to 
him in the price of the wool. By C. 

Vacated because on 3 February in tlie ISth year of the reujn it was surren- 
dered in the wax, and is othericise in the said year and the same month. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Order to permit William de Duresme to lade 24G sacks G stones of wool and 
no more in that port and take them to Flanders after paying i mark a sack 
for the subsidy, after subtracting 35 sacks 9 stones 10 pounds of wool from 
281 sacks 151 stones 3 pounds, and if be has laded any of that wool before 
the receipt of those presents, they shall certify the king thereof, as the 



30 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



June 8. 
Westminster. 



June 19. 
Westminster 



Membrane 21 — ennt. 

king lately ordered them to pcrniit William to take 281 sacks 15.J stones 
3 pounds of the wool of cos. Cumberland and Westmoreland sold to him, 
to the parts of Flaudors, but Thomas de Berkele has informed the king 
that William has delivered to him iJa sacks 9 stones 10 pounds of that 
wool [as abore], and the king ordered the collectors of customs in the port 
of Southampton to permit Thomas to take the said wool from that port to 
Flanders. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to cause all 
the wool laded there before Midsummer next to be weighed and customed 
in the presence of Richard de Rouclif, the king's clerk, and indentures 
thereupon to bo made with him, and when the wool is weighed and the 
custom and subsidy are paid, to permit the wool, hides and wool-fells for 
which they have received the subsidy and custom, to be laded in that 
port and taken to the staple in Flanders, so that after the said feast the 
coket seal may be brouglit back to the exchequer by Richard, and that 
from that feast no wool, hides or fells may cross from that port without 
the king's special order, as the king wishes that all who wish to lade 
such wool, etc., and take them to the staple shall do so before the said 
feast, paying 10s. a sack, il. for each last of hides, and 40*'. for every 300 
wool-fells beyond the custom due thereon in accordance with the agree- 
ment, and the king sends Richard to them with the coket seal deputed 
in that port, to make letters patent for the said wool, etc., and to see that 
the wool is well and truly weighed and customed, and to bring back that 
seal to the exchequer immediately after the said feast. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Walter de Mundevill to lade in that port 
8^ sacks sold to them of the 30,000 sacks granted in the last parliament, 
apportioned in co. Essex of the 15th and 16th years of the reign, at 7^ the 
sack beyond the custom of k mark due thereon, and to take them to the 
staple in Flanders after having paid the said custom. 

By bill of the treasurer. 



Membrane 20. 

March 4. To Hugh Tyrel, escheator in co. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further 
Westminster, with a moiety of the manor of Tarente Ruysshenston and a moiety of the 
hundred of Conekesdich, restoring the issues thereof to Margery, late the 
wife of William de Roos of Hamelak, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator, that William at his death held no lands in his 
demesne as of fee in that county, but that he held the said moities of the 
inheritance of Margery of another than the king. 

March 11. To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Likeordernot to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Hoghtivdebury in that 
county, as the king has loarnod by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
William at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that county, 
whereby the custody of his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, 
but that he held the said messuage and carucates of another than the king. 

March 12, To John de Hundt)n, csehoator in cos. Lincoln and Rutland. Likeortler 
The Tower, ^ot to intermeddle further with the manors of Freston and lioston, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that William at his 
death was seised of the said manors as in fee tail with Margery his wife, to 
hold for themselves and the heirs maU* of their IkkIios of the gift and grant 
of the late king, and that the manors are held of another than the king. 



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1343. 

March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 14. 
Westminster. 



March 13. 
The Tower. 



March 13. 
The Tower. 



March 15. 
The Tower. 



May 27. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — mnt. 

To Thomas de Swinnerton, cscheator in co. Salop. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Aderdcdoye, co. Salop, restoring the 
issues thereof to Margery late the wife of William de Roos of llamelak, as 
the king has learned hy inquisition taken hy the eschcator that William at 
his death held no lands in his demesne iis of fee in chief in that bailiwick, 
but that he held the said manor of the inheritance of Margery and that the 
manor is held in chief by the service of a knight's fee, and the king has 
taken Margery's fealty. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. @rder to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Selewode in co. W^ilts to be elected in place of John Waspayl of Smalebrok 
who has no lands in that county and does not stay there, wherefore he 
cannot be attendant upon the duties of the office. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to 
deliver to Isabel late the wife of W^illiam Creketot, tenant in chief, the 
following manors and lands, as she has taken oath before the king that 
she will not marry without his licence, and he has assigned to her of the 
lands which belonged to William, the manor of Ixworth extended at 
Ql. 2.S. Q\d. yearly, the manor of Leveneye, extended at 61.s-. S\d. yearly, a 
messuage in the town of St. Edmund extended at 2s, yearly and 2i.'.-. lOf (/. 
rent to be received yearly of the assize rents of the manor of Asshefeld to 
hold in dower. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to Robert de 
Warthecopp, the king's clerk, the coket seal deputed in the port of Great 
Yarmouth, which is in the treasury under their custody, upon his taking 
oath that he will not permit wool to cross from that port before it has been 
well and faithfully weighed, as the king is sending Robert to that port to 
cause to be laded the king's wool, which the king has ordered to be taken 
out of that port, and which is assigned upon the wages of the earls of 
Warwick and Pembroke and of their men about to set out to parts beyond 
the sea in the king's service and to the merchants of the Bardi for certain 
causes, and to take the coket seal and bring it back to the king when the 
wool has been laded and coketted. By C. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and his fellows, assessors, collectors and receivers 
of wool for the past year, in that county. Order to deliver to Hugh de 
Reppes, or to his attorney by indenture, 16 sacks of the increment of wool 
in that county, at the price of (Si. the sack beyond the custom due thereon, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him, in part satisfaction of a great sum 
in which the king is bound to him, as may appear by his account rendered 
at the exchequer. By bill of the treasurer. 

Vacated because it teas surrendered in the wax. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suftblk. Order to 
amove the king's hand from a messuage and 50 acres of land, meadow and 
pasture in Eye and Ocolt, co. Suffolk, and not to intermeddle further there- 
with, restoring the issues thereof, as the king lately ordered the sheriff and 
coroners of co. Suffolk to go in person to the prison of the abbot of St. 
Edmund at St. Edmund's, to see whether Richard de Carnele, who was 
indicted for divers felonies in co. Suffolk and being afterwards Fummoned 
before Thomas Wake of Lidel and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine such trespasses and felonies, was delivered by the justice to the 
abbot in accordance witli the privilege of the clergy, did not die in prison 
not having purged himsc^lf of the felony, and that if they could not have a 
view of Richard's body they should take an inquisition on the matter by the 



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13^3 Membrane 20 — cnnt. 

men of the county, and the king, wishin;.^' to be certified wliethor the cschcator 
took the hinds whicli belonged to Richard into the king's hand, ordered him 
to certify the king in the matter, and now by the inijuisition taken by the 
sheriff and coroners it is found that Richard, who was indicted for divers 
felonies in co. Suffolk and sunnuoned thereupon before the said justices, was 
delivered to tlie abbot in accordance with the pi'ivilege of the clergy, and he 
died in the abbot's prison at St. Edmund's on Sunday after St. Matthew 
last by his own hand, his purgation not having been made, and the 
escheator certified the king that he had not taken the lands which belonged 
to Richard into the king's haiul, but that William Talemache, late 
escheator in those counties and in cos. Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex and 
Hertford, delivered to him by indenture the said messuage, land and 
pasture which belonged to Richard, asserting that they were in the king's 
hand in the name of a custody because Richard was in the abbot's prison 
as a convicted clerk, and that the said tenements are not held in chief but 
of Peter de Bedyngfeld by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, and 
that they are worth 23x. yearly, that Richard died in prison at St. Edmund's 
on the said day, not having purged himself, and that Robert de Cranele is 
Richard's legitimate son and next heir, and aged 17 years and more. 

March 23. To Walter Cuphey, weigher (tronatori) of wool in the port of Southampton, 

Denny or to him who supplies his place. Order upon pain of forfeiture to permit 

(Dencye). Andrew de Canterton and John de Wygan, collectors of customs in that 

port, to survey the weighing of all wool weighed in that port, with w'hich 

the king has charged them, and not to permit any wool to be weighed there 

without the presence of those collectors. 

To John de Wold and Tidemannus de Lymbergh, merchants of Almain, 
appointed to receive certain customs in the port of Southampton, or to him 
who supplies their place. Order to deliver to Andrew de Canterton and 
John de Wygan, without delay, the seal appointed for the petty custom, 
as the king has appointed Andrew and John to collect the customs of wool, 
hides and wool-fells and the petty custom of 'dd. the pound and other 
prests, in that port. 

March 24. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to John de Tham worth, whom the 
Denny. king is sending to the ports of the islands of Gereseye, Gerneseye, Serk and 
Aureneye, on certain affairs, 10 marks for his expenses in going thither. 

By C. 

The like to the same sheriff' to pay 10 marks to John de Hungerford, 
sent to the same parts for the said cause. By C. 

The like to the same sheriff" to pay 20 marks to William de Cheyny sent 
to the same parts for the said cause. By C. 

April 1. Order to restore to Edmund Tholy of Northcreyk, clerk, his lands, goods 

Westminster, and chattels, which were taken into the king's hand because he was 
indicted before the king at Norwich upon the crime of robbery in entering 
the enclosure of William Athelwald the elder at Southcreyk and feloniously 
broke William's houses there and plundered his goods and chattels to the 
value of 20/. and that he was a common thief, as he has purged his 
innocence before A. bishop of Norwich, to whom he was delivered in 
accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

April 4. To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 

Westminster, in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to .lohn de Sapy, .'> tuns of wiue of 

the king's prise in that port for the present year, as ou 2S April iii the I'ith 



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88 



1343. 



l\f('n}hrani' 20 — rn)tt. 



year of the roign tho king gi'antcd that John should receive such fcen and 
robes yearly for life, in the household, as other knights of the king received 
there yearly, and afterwards John besought the king to grant him. in 
recompence for tho said fees and robes 3 tuns of wine in that port to be 
received yearly for life by tlie hands of tho butler, and the king granted 
this in consideration of liis good service and because he surrendered the 
king's letters to chancery to be cancelled. 



March 4. 

Westminster, 



March 6. 

Westminster- 



March 4. 
Westminater. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order upon pain of forfeiture to cause the ships 
called ' la L'lemant ' of Dertemuth, ' la coij Scint Savour,' 'la Trinite,' ' la co(j 
■ Johan,' 'la Seinte Marie cog,' 'la coy T/ioiiiaa,' 'la (TOtlhcr,' 'la Li/ffot,' 
'la George,' 'la Laurana,' 'la cog Seint Andreii,' 'la Truiitc,' 'la iMurajia' of 
Bikebury, 'la (Jracc Dieu,' 'la Wdyfare, ' la Nawclcr,' 'la Jainea,' 'la 
Katerine,' ' la Jouette,' ' la Seinte Marie cog,' ' la Seinte Marie cog,' 
'la Margarete, 'la Michel,' 'la Xief Spirit' and 'la Rede cog,' a ship 
of Henry Wytelegh, and another ship of his, together with John 
Wilton, William Bacoun, Robert Boys, William Doune, Richard 
Wyteby, John Boys, Walter Scutere, Simon Randulf, John Scutere, 
Walter Toppesham, John Cole, William Bosse, John Foterel, John de 13<xry, 
Thomas Suet, William Hemmyng, William Marchant, Geoffrey Mersh, 
Henry Wytelegh, John Bourne, John Gourdoun, William Smale, William 
Asshedon, John Cotte, Michael Abraham and John Matheu, lords and 
masters of those ships, and to cause the ships to be appraised at their true 
value and to be kept safely, together with the persons of the masters until 
further order, certifying the king of all his action in the matter before the 
quinzaine of Easter next, as the said ships were forfeited to the king because 
they did not come to his last passage in accordance with the arrest, and 
the king ordered the sheriff to arrest them and the persons of the masters 
and the king ordered them to be dearrested by security to set out in his 
service with Richard earl of Arundel and other magnates and lieges, to 
parts beyond the sea, and the setting out of these magnates is hindered by 
the king's arrival in England, and the king wishes fitting answer to be 
made for the forfeiture of the ships. By K. 

To the sheriff of York. Like order to arrest ships called 'la Blithe,' ' la 
Goihjer,'oi Grymmesby, ' la Mahjn ' of Grymesby, ' la Rode cog,' ' la Nicholas ' 
of Swynhumbre, ' Seinte Marieship,' 'la Mariol' of Barton, 'la Godyer,' 'la 
lilithe' of Skynwyne, 'le Maryul ' of Botilston, 'Seinte Marie bat,' 'la Godyer 
Jlyngeberugh,' 'Godchep' of Dordraugh, 'la llrandeberyli,' 'la fjconard,' 
'Joachin,' 'la fMurence' and 'la Jiartelmeii,' together with the persons of 
Philip de Gunorby, of Swynhavcne, Henry Ereke, John Yonge, William 
Balderse, John Galay, Robert Wattesson, John Tredegold, William Broun, 
Richard do Bronholm, Robert Coupere, John de Haxflet, John de Wilflet, 
Seman Swarth, Peter ilayn, Tyderaannus de Brandeburgh, John de Epse, 
Richard de Y ward by, William Page, and Richard de Potteneflet, masters of 
those ships, which were forfeited because they did not come to tlie king's 
last passage. By K. 

To John de Aulton, escheator in cos. Oxford and J5erks. Order to 
deliver to Hugh de Mougnel, knight, the manor of Shawes, co. Berks, except 
the advowson of the church of the manor, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition tak(!n by tho escheator that 
Eleanor late the wif(; of Philip de Cohimbar[iisj at iier death held for life 

3058 c 



34 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



March 6. 

Westminster. 



March 4. 

Westminster. 



March 4. 
Westminster, 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



March 15. 
The Tower. 



March 28. 
The Tower. 



Mi'iitbraiii' 19 — cont. 

tho said manor, except the advowson, of the orant of Lewis de Kymmeys, 
parson of Combcniartyn church, and of Baldwin Ayhneyr, made to her and 
Philip for their life, by a fine levied in the king's court before the justices 
of the Hench, with remainder to Ualj)h Uasset the younger and Alesia his 
wife and the heirs of their bodies, and that Alesia is still living, and that 
the manor is held in chief by tho service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and 
that Hugh married Alesia, and the king has taken Hugh's fealty. 

To Roger de Baukwell. Order to certify the king under his seal of the 
fealty of the said Hugh, when he has taken it, as the king has given him 
the power to receive Hugh's fealty for this turn. 

Mandate to John la Warde, parson of Kyngesneuton church, to deliver to 
Hugh tho said manor, except the advowson, which is in John's "custody by 
the king's commission. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Thomas de iMelcheburn and William his brother of 10 tuns of flour, as the 
king ordered them to cause all the tlour in their custody to be placed in 
ships, taken to the town of Berwick upon Tweed and delivered to the 
treasurer and chamberlains there for the munition of that town, and 
Thomas and William delivered 20 tons of flour to Peter Gretheved, 
chamberlain of that town, as Peter has acknowledged before the chancellor 
and treasurer. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 15/. to 
Robert de Hungcrford in 24/. if they are due by him, if they find upon 
examination of the letters obligatory that the king is bound to him in 20/. 
for wool taken from him, as Robert has besought the king to cause such 
allowance to be made to him, as the king is bound to him in 20/. for wool 
taken from him, as may appear by tho letters obligatory made to him 
thereupon, and Robert is bound to the king in 24/. for the custody of the 
lands of the heir of Roger de Stocke, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, and Robert remits the remaining 5/. to the king. By C. 

To Bartholomew Busshon, the king's serjeant at arms, and .to Berengar 
de Candorer. Order to dearrest and release without delay Arnald de List 
of Vyke, Peter IMascowe of Valence, Peter al Forge of Valence, John Joly 
of Geron, James Bosk of Tarragon and Peter Vilar of Cardon of Catalonia, 
and permit them to do what they wish, except to cross freely to the king's 
enemies, as Arnald and the others have besought the king to order them to 
be dearrested, as they applied at the port of Dertemuth with certain ships 
called ^'Tan'tes' of the power of the king of Aragon, who is of the king's 
friendship, when coming from Flanders with certain merchandise, and there 
rendered themselves as hostages to Hugh de Courtenoye, earl of Devon, 
and because the ships departed from tho said port without the earl's licence 
they are detained under arrest in the earl's custody and were afterwards 
delivered to Bartholomew and Berengar to be kept, by order of the council. 

By C. 

To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to interme^idle 
further with a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Ablyngdon, restormg 
the issues thereof to Katherine, late the wife of Peter lo Veel, as tho king 
has learned by inquisition taken by tho escheator that Peter at his death 
held no lands in chief in that county, but that ho hold tho said messuage 
and land jointly with Katherine by a tine levied in tho king's court of 
another than the king. 



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35 



1343. 

April 8. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 

April 13. 

Havering atte 
Bower. 



April 4. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Id — roxt. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of .John de Kirkham, who has no lands in that county 
to qualify him. 

To Thomas de Bukton, escheatoi- in co. Northampton. Order to deliver 
to Nicholas de Burneby without delay three parts of the manor of Watford 
in that county, together with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Eustace de Burneby at his death 
held the said three parts for life of the grant of John parson of Creek church 
and of Ralph parson of Buckeby church by a fine levied in the king's court 
by his licence, with remainder to the said Nicholas and Alice his wife and 
the heirs of Nicholas's body, to hold of the king, and with remainder in 
default of such heirs to the right heirs of Nicholas, and that two parts of the 
said three parts are held by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and the 
third part is held at free ferm, rendering 20^ yearly at the exchequer, and 
the king has taken the homage of Nicholas and has rendered the said three 
parts to him. By p.s. [15289.] 

To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to cause William son 
and heir of Walter Gascelyn, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands 
whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as 
Walter has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his 
homage for the said lands and has rendered ihem to him. By p.s. [15279.] 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Like order in favour of 
William, who has proved his age before John Mauduyt, escheator in co. 
Wilts. By the same writ. 



March 13. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 18. 

To Hugh Tyrel, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to James de 
Audele th§ manors of Netherstaweye and Puriton and the hamlet of Dounende 
which he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of Eleanor late the 
wife of Philip de Columbariis, together with the issues thereof, and not 
to intermeddle further with the lands held of others than the king, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Eleanor at hej 
death held no lands in chief in her demesne as of fee in that county, but 
that she held for herself and the heirs male of the bodies of herself and 
Philip the said manors with the hamlet of Dounende and divers other lands 
in that county, with remainder in default of such i.ssue to James, to hold 
for life, and she also held the manor of Blakedon and certain other lands 
in the same county, for her life, of the demise of James, with reversion to 
him, by fines levied in the king's court by his licence, and that the manors 
of Netherstaweye and Puriton with the hamlet are held of the king by the 
service of a fourth part of a barony, and the manor of Blakedon is held of 
the king by the service of the eighth part of a barony, and the other lands 
are held of other lords than the king, and that Eleanor died without male 
heirs of the bodies of herself and Philip, and the king has taken the fealty 
of James and given him respite for his homage until the next parliament. 

By p.s. 

To John de Vieleston, escheator in co. Kent. Order to deliver to James 
de Audele the manor of Postlyngg in that county, together with the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
pjleanor late the wife of Philip do Columbariis at her death held the said 
manor for life with remainder to Jarnes at her death by a fine levied in the 



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1343. 



Membrauc 18 — cont. 



king's coiut, by his liceuce, and that the manor is hAd in chief by the 
service of a knight's fee and rendering 20s. yearly to the ward of Dover 
castle and making suit at the king's court of Redlevet every three weeks, 
and the king has taken the fealty of James and given him respite for his 
homage until the next parliament. By the same writ. 

To William Pipard, escheator in co. Devon. Order to deliver to James 
de Audele the manors of Bovy Tracy and Nymet Tracy and a fifth part of 
the manor of Toryton, saving any relief due to the king, and not to inter- 
meddle further with any lands held of other lords than the king, which he 
took into the king's hand by reason of the death of Eleanor late the wife 
of Philip de Columbariis, restoring the issues of such lauds, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Eleanor at her death 
held the said manors and fifth part and divers other lands in that county, for 
life, of the inheritance of James de Audele of his demise, by a tine levied in 
the king's court, by his licence, and that the manors and fifth part are held 
of the king by barony and the other lands are held of others, and the king 
has taken the fealty of James and has given him respite for his homage 
until the next parliament. By the same writ. 

To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a moiety of the manor of Broghton, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Eleanor late the wife of Philip de Columbariis held no lands at her death 
in chief in that bailiwick, but that she held the said moiety of James de 
Audele for life. By the same writ. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a moiety of the manor of Beggeworth, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Eleanor at her death held no lands in chief, but that she held the said 
moiety for life of the demise of James de Audele, with reversion to him, 
and that the manor is held of another than the king. By the same writ. 

To John Daproun, escheator in co. Cornw^all. Order not to intermeddle 
further with certain tenements in Taikbeare in that county, restoring the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned bylnquisition taken by the escheator 
that Eleanor at her death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick, but that 
she held the said tenements for life of the inheritance of James de Audele 
by his demise, with remainder to him, and that they are held of another 
than the king. By the same writ. 

April 18. To Thomas de Chisenhale, sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver by 
Mortlake. indenture to William de Edyngton, keeper of the wardrobe, all the cloth 
found in a cog called 'la Juliane' of Lescluse and in a ship called 
' la Nichnlas ' of Jernemuth, lately arrested at Portesmuth, as the king 
ordered the sheriff to arrest that cloth and cause it to be delivered to 
William by John de Codyngton, clerk, whom the king appomted to survey 
and appraise the ship and cog and the goods and merchandise therein. 

ByC. 

March 16. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Hugh de Berewyk 5s. a 
Weatminster. day for his wages from 8 I\Iarch last until the 16th day following, lK)th 
inclusive, lor the time when he was engaged as justice in his sessions at 
Winchester castle, of the issues of the fines and amercements adjudgeil 
before him and his follows, as the king apj)ointeil Robert Parvying the 
chancellor, Master John de Thoresby, John do Stoufoid, llaiuo do iVrworthy 



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1343. 



March 17. 

Westminster 



March 15. 
The Tower. 



March 16. 

The Tower. 



March 14. 
Westminster, 



March 16. 
Westminsteri 



April 7. 

Havering attc 

Bower. 



Memhrane 18 — cant. 

and the said Hugh to be justices to hear and determine divers trospassoH 
and excesses committed by the king's ministers and others, in that county, 
and he granted to Hugh Ss. a day for his wages. I^y C. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Like order to pay to Hugh de Berewyk 5.s. a 
day for his wages from 16 March last until the 19th of that month,, both 
inclusive, as the king has appointed Robert Parvyng the chancellor, Hugh 
and other lieges to hear and determine such trespasses, and he and his 
fellows have been attendant upon the premises for the said days at 
Salisbury. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to receive the extracts of Robert 
Parvying and his fellows, justices appointed to hoar and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses in that county, concerning the fines, issues and 
amercements adjudged before them, and to cause all the money which is to 
be levied by those extracts to be levied with ail speed, so that he has all 
that money at the exchequer on the quinzaine of Easter next, to be delivered 
to the treasurer and chamberlains there. By K. and C. 

To the bailiffs of the liberties of the prior of St. Swithin's, Winchester, 
in CO. Southampton. Order to receive the return of the extracts of the said 
fines and amercements which the sheriff of Southampton has delivered to 
them according to the liberties granted to their lord by the king and his 
progenitors from the said sheriff, and to cause all the money which is to 
be levied by that return in' their bailiwick to be levied without delay and 
delivered to the sheriff by indentures if they do not pertain to their lord, 
so that the sheriff may be able to deliver that money to the king and to 
Philip de Weston, John de Weston and others to whom that money is 
assigned and so that" the king may not have cause to severely punish them 
and the said liberty for their negligence or default, as the king ordered the 
sheriff to cause all the said fines and amercements to be levied and to pay 
to Philip and John all the money in which the king was bound to them 
and to have all the residue at the exchequer on the quinzaine of Easter 
next, to be delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains there. 

By K. and C. 
The like to the following, to wit: 

The bailiffs of the liberties of the bishop of \ 
Winchester, | 

The bailiffs of the liberties of Queen Isabel, |- 
The bailiffs of the liberties of Henry, earl of 
Lancaster, -' 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London 
ordered them to receive from merchants and others wishing to lade wool, 
hides and wool -fells in that port, who have not sterling ready, to pay the 
custom and subsidy therewith, gold in such price as is current in Flanders, 
yet for certain causes the king orders them to supersede the execution of 
that order until the next parliament and to receive the custom and subsidy 
in sterlings until further order. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The collectors of customs in the port of Boston. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Brommore, who is so sick that he cannot 
execute the duties of the office. 

The like to the sheriff of Huntingdon for John de Ravcle. 



in the said county. 



Although the king 



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1343. 

March 80. 

VVcstiuinster. 



April 4. 

Westminster. 



April 4. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 17. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Whereas the king appointed Robert 
Parvyng and Master John de Thoresby with other lieges to bo justices to 
hear and dotorniiue the trespasses and excesses committed by the king's 
ministers and others in that county, and granted to Robert 1 mark and to 
John ^ mark a day for their expenses while they should bo attendant 
upon the promises, to bo received by the hands of the sheriff of the 
money of the forfeited issues, fines and amercements adj udged before them, 
the king orders the sheriff to pay to Robert 35 marks and to John IT-i marks 
of the said issues for their expenses for 85 days, to wit, from 29 December 
last to 19 January following and from 4 March last until the 16th day 
of that month, inclusive, on which days they were attendant upon the 
premises in going from London to Winchester, staying there and returning 
thence to London. By K. 

To the same. Like order, ^ mutatis mutandis,' in favour of William de 
Notton, whom the king appointed with other lieges to be a justice for such 
trespasses in that county, granting him 5.s. a day for his expenses, to pay 
him 70";. for 14 days, to wit from 8 March last until the 16th day of that 
month, inclusive, when he was attendant upon the premises in going from 
London to Winchester, and staying there. By K. 

To the same. Like order, 'tnutatis mutandis,' in favour of Thomas de 
Sandford, whom the king appointed with Robert Parvyng and his fellows 
to be justices for such trespasses in that county, granting him 40(/. a day 
for the time when he was attendant upon the premises, to pay him 8 marks 
lOs. for his expenses for 35 days, to wit, from 29 December last and 19 
January following and from 4 March last to the 16th day of that month, 
inclusive, on which days he was so engaged, in going from London to Win- 
chester, staying there and returning thence. By K. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Like order, ^mutatis mutandis' in favour of 
Thomas de Sandford, to pay him 4j marks for his expenses for 18 days, to 
wit, from 17 March last until 3 April following, inclusive, when he was 
acting as justice in such trespasses, in staying at Salisbury and returning 
to London. By K. 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatis mutamiis,' in favour of Robert Parvyng, 
Master John de Thoresby and William de Notton, appointed with other 
lieges to be justices to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses 
committed by the king's ministers and others in that county, granting to 
Robert 1 mark, to John i mark and to William 5s. for their expenses for 
every day that they should be attendant upon the premises, to be received by 
the hands of the shoritf of tho money of forfeited issues, tines and amerce- 
ments adjudged before them, to pay to Robert 18 marks, to John 9 marks 
and to William 4/. 10s. for their expenses for 18 days, to wit, from 17 March 
last to 8 April following, inclusive, when they were attendant upon the 
premises at Salisbury and returning to the king to London. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to 
his attorney, 200/. for Easter term next, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 100/., to be received yearly by their hands until certain 
lands which others hold for life revert to him. 



The like to tho following, to wit: — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Boston to pay the earl 76/. 
160/. yearly. 



o! 



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1343. 



April 8. 



Moxhranc 17 — cont. 

The collectors of cuRtonis in the port of Kyngeston upon TTull to pay 

tlie earl 75/. of ijO/. yearly. 
The shci-itfs of London to pay the earl lOOZ. of 200/. yearly upon the 

ferm or issues of that city. 
The sheriff of Essex to pay the earl 50/. of 100/. yearly upon the ferm 

or issues of that county. 

To the sheriff" of Northampton. Like order to pay the earl 10/. for 
Easter term next, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/., to be 
received yearly by the hands of the sheriff of tliat county. 

■To J^hn de Hundon, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to deliver to Joan 



Havering atte late the wife of Robei't Darcy of Btretton, the manor of Dunston in that 
Bower. county, together with the issues thereof, after taking her fealty, and not to 
intermeddle further with the lands which are held of others than the king, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Robert at his death held no lands in his demesne as of 
fee in that bailiwick, but that he held the said manor in chief, jointly with 
Joan, by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, for the term of their 
lives, with remainder to John de Argenthain and Margaret his wife and the 
heirs of Margaret's body, and they held lands of other lords by divers 
services, and the king has given the escheator power to receive Joan's 
fealty for the manor. 

To William de Northo, esch.^ator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the manor of Pachevesham, co. Surrey, restoring 
the issues thereof to Joan late the wife of Robert Darcy, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death 
held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, but he was jointly 
enfeoffed with Joan of the said manor of the prior of Merton and Robert de 
Northwode, by certain services. 

April 10. To Roger Turtle, mayor of Bristol, and to John le Spicer. Order to 
Westminster, sell at the dearest possil^le price the goods and merchandise found in a 
certain ship called ' J'anjt' by the view and testimony of Francis Oeft'rey, 
retaining the money arising therefrom, causing the ship to be repaired 
where necessary and finding reasonable maintenance for the masters and 
mariners until further order, as the king lately appointed Roger and John 
to survey the said goods in that ship, which the king ordered to be brought 
from the port of Milford, where it was arrested, to the port of Bristol, by 
the said mayor and the bailiffs of Bristol, and to sell the goods by the view 
of Francis, causing the money thereof to be kept safely, by an indenture 
made between them and Francis. By C. 

April 9. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to release without delay from the 

Westminster, prison where they are detained three men of Spain, whom the sheriff" 

arrested and has long detained in Winchester castle because they were of 

the king's enmity, as they have not wherewith to live unless they receive 

help while they are so imprisoned. By K. 

April 10. To Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex, 
Havering atte Ordf'r to deliver to John Ic C'ok and Joan his wife, daughter of Ma.'garet atte 
Bower. Donne, a inossnage, a mill, 102 iicre;-: of land, Ji acres of meadow, a marsh 
and 3«. rent in Bradewell, but not to intermeddle further with the lands 
which Mfirgaret held of other lords than the king, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the king has Jea)-ned l;y inquisition taken by the escheator that Margaret 
at her death held in her demesne as of fee the said messuage, mill, land, 



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1343. 



Mi'iiihranc 17 — cout. 



nioadow, marsh and ront in ch'wi by the service of rendering to the king by 
the hands of the bailiff of the luindred of Dans[eyeJ, 12(/. yearly at 
Michaelmas and also of rendering a lance in the war of Wales, and that she 
held lands of ollu'r lords by divers services, and that the said Joan is her 
next heir and of full age, and tlie king has taken John's fealty. 
lacated Iwcaitsc on the roll of fincif. 

April 8. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to pay 

Havering atte to Adam Coggcre what is in arrear to him of id. daily from 2-i July in the 

Eower. l;5th year of the reign, and to pay the said id. daily henceforth, in accordance 

witl\ the king's grant to Adani on the said day of id. to be received daily 

for life of the issues of the customs in that port. 

April 10. To John do Vieleston, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, fm-ther with the manor of Tremworth, and with the lands which Richard 
do Haudlo held of the other lords than the king, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard 
at his death held no land in chief in that bailwick, whereby the custody of 
his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but that he held the said 
manor and other lands of another than the king for life, of the demise of 
John de Haudlo, his father. 

To Thomas de Chisenhale, sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to 
Thomas Crosse, keeper of the great wardrobe, without delay, by indenture, 
all the cloth, whether whole or cut in pieces, fur, the anchor and other things 
found in a certain cog called ^ la Juliane' of Lescluses, lately arrested at 
Portsmouth, which the king ordered to be arrested by the sheriff, and they 
were delivered to him by indenture by John de Codyngton, clerk, whom 
the king appointed to survey the said cog and the goods and merchandise 
therein. By K. and C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order to pay to John Brocas, the 
king's yeoman, or to his attorney, 10/. of the ferm of that town for Easter 
term last in accordance with the king's grant to him on 27 March in the 
12th year of the reign of 20/., to be received yearly of the ferm of that 
town by the hands of the mayor and bailiffs until the king should provide 
him with 20/. of land or rent yearly in the realm to hold for life. 

April 6. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 

Havering atte Order to pay to William de Felton what is in arrear to him of 20/. yearly 

Bower. ^^;\ ^q p.^y \^\-^ ^j^g g.^jj 20/. yearly henceforth so long as they are collectors, 

in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/. to be received yearly of 

the custom of that town until the king shall provide him with 20/. yearly 

of land and rent. 



Aug. 9. 
The Tower. 



April 15. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



MEM nn ASF. IG. 

April 5. To Thomas de Bukton, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to deliver 

Havering atte to Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of l^rayton the manor of Bukkeby, 
Bower. to hold in dower, as of the lands which belonged to Ralph, who held in 
chief, the king has assigned to her the said manor, in that county, ex- 
tended at 28/. 8.S'. 21'/. yearly, and certain other manors and lands 
in cos. Buckingham and SlatVord extended al 20/. 11^'. 9-/. yearly, to hold 
as dower of the saul lands, rendering 14.s. 1</. yearly at the excheipier until 
Ralph's heir shall come of age, and then to the said heir, which sum ex- 
ceeds the dower. 



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1343. 



April 1. 

Westminster. 



Mcmbranr IG — rant. 

To John Aigncl, esclicator in co. Buclsingham, Order to deliver to Joan, 
lato the wife of Ralph IJasset of Drayton, 11/. 12.s. 5-i'/. rent in Wardyngton, 
la Hide and Chiryngton, which are members of the manor of Olneye in 
that county, which the king has assigned to her in dower, to be received of 
certain tenants there. 

To Thomas de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Stafford. Order to deliver 
to the same Joan the manor of Pathyngham in that county, which is 
extended at Hi. lOs. 2i</. yearly, and which the king has assigned to her to 
hold in dower. 

To John de Hundon, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to deliver to 
j\Iargery late the wife of William de Ros of Hamelak, tenant in chief, 
the manors of Uftyngton and Melton in that county, which the king 
has assigned to her to hold as dower of the lands which belonged to 
William, the former extended at 18/. 18.s. 6'/. yearly and the latter at 
6/. 17.S. 3(1. yearly. 

The like to the following escheators to deliver the folloAving manors to 
Margery, to wit : 

Robert de Bereford, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester, for the 
manor of Botelesford, co. Leicester, extended at 501. 2s. 6fd. yearly. 

William Lengleis, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, co. York, 
for the manor of Rosse, co. York, extended at 26/. Gs. yearly. 

Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York, for the manor of Garton 
with the members of Brakyn, Middelton, Northdalton, Nabourn and 
Tibethorp and other appurtenances, extended at 63/. 8s. 5^*/. yearly, 
and for the manors of Seton, Storthwayt, and Fulford with appur- 
tenances and with certain tenements and rents in Wartre, Methel- 
burn, Herlethorp and E olkerthorp, pertaining to the manors of Seton 
and Storthwayt in co. York, extended at 8-1/. 19.s. 3^/. yearly. 

To the treasurer of Dublin. Order to cause all the lands which belonged 
to Walter de la Hide, tenant in chief, to be extended by the oath of lawful 
men of Ireland, as to their yearly value in all issues, and to cause the extent 
to be sent to the chancery in England, certifying the king there of the value 
of the marriage of Walter's heir, taking security, for which the treasurer 
shall answer, from John de Berford or his attorney that he will faithfully 
render the yearly extent of those lands at the exchequer in England for the 
time when he holds the custody thereof, and will also answer to the king for 
the true value of the marriage, then to deliver all the said lands to John to 
be kept, together with th§ person of the heir, as the king granted that 
custody to John for rendering the said extent and also the said marriage for 
paying so much as another would pay for the same, notv/ithstanding certain 
commissions under the great seal, to John Moriz, supplying the place of 
the justiciary, which the king has revoked. 

April 19. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to William 
Havering atte do Felton the ferms, issues and profits received by him in tho accounts 
w'hich ho is bound to render at the exchequer, notwithstanding the 
commission to him of the office of sheriff of Northumberland n)ade 
afterwards, as on 8 March in the lijth year of the reign the king 
committed to him tho county of Northumberland and the castle of 
Newcastle upon Tyne, to keep until the end of five years next following, so 



April 16. 

Westminster. 



Bower. 



42 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



-loio Moiihraiir IG — eojit. 

that hp should render the foi'ins due (o the king yearly at the exchequer and 
answer for the debts and all other things pertaininy to the oftico of sheriff of 
the county and to the custody of the castle, as other sheriffs and keepers 
have pi-eviously done, and at the suit of William beseeching the king to 
order payment to be made of the sums due to him, us the king is hound to 
him in divers sums of money both for the making of walls and other 
edifices at liokesburgh castle and for the wages of the men-at-arms, hobelers 
and other men whom he retained for the safe custody of that castle, the 
king granted that he should have and receive the ferms, issues and other 
profits of the county for the said five years, which should pertain to the 
king, in part payment of the said sums, so that if they exceeded those sums 
he should answer for the residue to the king ; the king also granted that the 
ferms, issues and profits received by him, to be received in the accounts 
which he is bound to render yearly at the exchequer for the county and 
castle, should be allowed to him yearly in the said sum. 

April 2-1. To John Mauduyt, escheator in eo. Wilts. Order to amove the king's 

Mortlake. hand from a messuage and a carucate of land of Joan late the wife of Henry 
de Remmesbury in Idcmeston, and npt to intermeddle further therewith, 
restoring the issues thereof to Joan, as the king ordered the escheator to 
certify why he had taken the messuage and carucate into the king's hand, and 
the escheator returned that he had not so taken the messuage and a carucate 
of land in Idemeston as contained in the order, but that he had so taken 
a messuage and 2 virgates of land in Idemeston because he had found by 
inquisition of office that Philippa, eldest daughter and one of the heirs of 
William de Hacche, who held of the abbot of Glastonbury, was an idiot, and 
afterwards Joan infonned the king that Philippa was one of the daughters 
and not heir nor one of the heirs of William a,nd had no estate in the 
messuage and carucate at any time, but that William and Felicia his wife 
held the messuage and carucate for themselves and William's heirs, and 
after William's death Felicia demised the estate which she had in the 
messuage and carucate to the said Henry and Joan, who was one of the 
daughters and heirs of William and Felicia, to hold for the life of Felicia, 
and afterwards Thomas son and heir of William released to Henry and 
Joan and the heirs of their bodies all his right and claim in the messuage 
and carucate, and Henry and Joan were seised thereof by virtue of this 
grant during all the life of Henry and Joan until they were taken by the 
escheator as aforesaid, and the king has been besought to cause his hand to 
be amoved ; the king therefore ordered the escheator to take an inquisition on 
the matter, by which it is found that William and Felicia held a messuage 
and carucate of land in Idemeston of the abbot of Glastonbury, and that 
Felicia, after Wilham's death, demised her estate in the same to Henry 
and Joan, to hold for her life, and afterwards Thomas, William's son and 
heir, released all his right and chiim therein to Henry and Joan in the 
form aforesaid, and they held the premises until they were seised by the 
escheator, and that Philippa, one of the daughters of William, was not his 
heir and never had any estate in the messuage and carucate, and she was 
not an idiot from her birth. 

March 28. To William Pipard, escheator iii co. IKnon. Order to dehver to John 
Westiuin^u 1-. de Clav} 11, son and heir of John de Chivyll, tenant ni chief, all ihe lands 
which belonged to his father which were held in chief as of the honour of 
Gloucester, which was lately in the king's hand, as John the son has 
proved his age before Fdward de Stradidyng, escheator in cos. Sonuu-set 
and Dorset. 



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48 



1343. 

April 26. 

Mortlake. 



April 27. 
Westminster. 



April 28. 

Westminster. 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hidos and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to (^ueen Isabel, or to her attorney, 250/. for 
Easter term last, as the late king assigned to her when he married her 
castles, manors and lands to the value of A, 5001. to hold as her dower, and 
slie afterwards surrendered these at the request of the present king and tlie 
magnates of the realm, and the king assigned to her divers manors to the 
value of 3,0001. yearly, and on 11 August in tlie 11th year of the 
reign the king granted to her 1,500/., to be received yearly of 
the customs, to wit 500/. in that port, 500/. in the port of Boston 
and 500/. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, to be received by the 
collectors there for her life, and afterwards the king granted that she should 
recei\e the 1,500/. in those ports both of the subsidy granted beyond the 
customs and of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the same form, 
and the king wished that one part of the coket seal in those ports, which 
usually remains in the custody of the controller of customs there, should 
be delivered to tlie queen or to her attorney to be kept under the seals of 
the collectors in those ports iintil the queen should be satisfied for what was 
in arrear to her of the 500/. and that she should have the custody of that 
seal so long as she received the customs, and the agreement made with the 
merchants of Almain, to whom the king granted the customs and subsidies 
in all the ports of the realm, contains that rents and fees assigned to 
magnates or others in fee or for life upon those customs shall be paid to 
them yearly. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Boston. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause the prior of Durham to have 
seisin without delay of a messuage in Staunford which Robert de Apethorp 
of Stamford held, who was hanged for felony, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage has been in the king's 
hand for a year and a day, that Robert held it of the prior and that the 
prior had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer for them to 
the king. 

To the same. Order to pay to brother Alexander de Raraeseye, now 
abbot of Barlynges, the king's chaplain, lOOs. for Easter term last and to 
pay him 10/. yearly henceforth for life in accordance with the king's grant 
to him of 10/. to be received yearly for life of the king's alms, in aid of his 
maintenance, by the hands of the sheriff of Lincoln. 

To John Aignel, escheatoi in co. Buckingham. Order to deliver to Ralph 
son of Ralph son of Ralph liasset of Drayton and to Joan daughter of 
Thomas de Bello Campo, eaid of Warwick, the manor of Olney in that 
county, together with the issues thereof, except the lands and rents in 
Wardynton, la Hide and Bhiryngton, which are members of that manor and 
which the king ordered the escheator to deliver to Joan late the wife of 
Ralph Basset, to hold in dower, as the king has learned Uy inquisition taken 
oy the escheator that llalph Basset at his de;i.th held the said manor for 
life of the gift and grant of William de Herle, knight, and Thomas de 
Radeelyve, parson of Ohioye church, by a fine levied in the king's court by 
his lic(!nce, with remainder to tlie said Ralph son of lialph son of Ralph and 
Joan and the heirs of their bodies, and that the manor is held of the king 
by the service of a knight's fee, and the king has taken the homage of 
Ralph son of Ralph son of Ralph. By p.s. [15316. j 



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1343. 



April 5. 
Havering. 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



April 27. 
Westminster. 



April ;{0. 
Westminster. 



^lembranc 15 — ci>nt. 

To Thomas do Swynnorton, cscheator in co. Stafford. Liko order to 
deliver to the same Ralph and Joan the manor of Waleshalo in that county 
which Ralph liasset of Drayton held for life, and which is held of the king 
hy the service of rendering I/, yearly at the exchequer, and the king has taken 
the fealty of Ralph son of Ralph. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Dray- 
ton Basset in that county, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned hy incjuisition taken hy the escheator that Ralph Basset of Drayton, 
at his death, held that manor except 5 messuages and a mill in the same, 
for himself and the heirs male of his hody, of the gift and grant of Ralph 
de Olneye and liohert de Burlingham, chaplains, with remainder in default 
of such heirs, to Ralph son of Ralph son of the said Ralph r>asset of 
Drayton and the heirs of his body, and that the manor is held of another 
than the king. 

To Thomas de Bukton, escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of ]\Iulton in that county, restoring 
the issues thereof to Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that, 
at Ralph's death, be and Joan jointly held the said manor in chief for 
their life of the gift and grant of William de Herle, knight, and Thomas de 
Radeclyve, parson of Olneye church, by a fine levied thereupon in the 
king's court by his licence, and the king has taken Joan's fealty due for the 
manor. 

To William Lengleys, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order 
not to intermeddle further with two half-bovates of land which he took into 
the king's hand by reason of the death of Nicholas de Holmhous of 
Frismareis, restoring the issues thereof to Alice late the wife of Nicholas, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas 
at his death held jointly with Alice ^-bovate of land in Halsham, ui chief 
as of the honour of Albemarle, by knight's service, whereof 8 carucates 
make a fee, and also i-bovate of land in the same town of another than the 
king, and the king has taken the fealty of x\lice. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Alice late the wife 
of Nicholas de Holmhous of Frismareis, tenant in chief of all the lands 
whereof Nicholas was seised in his demesne as of fee, at his death, upon 
her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, in the 
presence of Maud de Wyveton, sister of Nicholas and of William de 
Guldhous son of Alice, another sister and heir of Nicholas, and the escheator 
shall send the assignment to chancery under his seal, to be enrolled there 
as is customary. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to 
deliver to Philip Broun son of John Broun the advowsou of Shepeden 
church, but not to intermeddle further with the lands which John held of 
others than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the said 
advowson in his demesne as of fee, in chief as in socage, and that he held 
lands in Totyngton of another than the king, and that Philip is his next 
heir and of full age, and the king has taken Philip's fealty for the advowson. 

To Roymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to Robert de Lichefeld. 
supplying his place in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Oi\U>r to bring to 
chancery in person, for the king's use, all the money which he took from 



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MrmJiranc 15 — cdnt. 

the master of a ship called '/« Clement' of Dertemuth, arrested by him in 
that port by virtue of the king's order to him to arrest certain ships which 
did not come to the king's last passage, and which ho afterwards caused to 
be dearrested by a mainprise, so that ho have the said money in chancery 
on the morrow of St. Dunstan next to be delivered to the king there. 

ByC. 



Membrane 14. 

April 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order, if they find that 

Westminster. 15 sacks of wool arrested in co. Hertford are of the number of the 460 
sacks of wool which the king granted that Hildebrand Suderman and John 
atte Wolde of Almain, his merchants, should buy in the realm and take to 
Andewerp without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, and that the 
collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port of London 
delivered the 15 sacks to Hildebrand and John by virtue of the king's order, 
then to discharge the collectors and Hildebrand and John thereof, as the 
king ordered the collectors of customs in that port to deliver the 15 sacks 
to Hildebrand and John and permit them to carry the sacks to Andewerp 
in accordance wuth the king's grant to them [as in tJiis Calendar, 12 
Edward HI, page 560]. 

April 23. To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to pay to Edith late the wife 

Mortlake. of Richard ^Yhitot, sometime butler of the household, who long served the 
king and his father as such, 'dl. for Michaelmas term last, and to pay her 
6/. yearly henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to her on 20 
February in the 12th year of the reign, for the maintenance of herself and 
her children, of Gl. to be received yearly for her life by the hands of the 
sheriff of those counties. 

April 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Westminster. Order to inspect the files and other memoranda of the exchequer and to 
cause all writs of allowance and other warrants found there by which the 
merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi can have any allow- 
ances upon their accounts to be extracted from the files and memoranda 
and transcribed, and to cause the writs and warrants or the transcripts 
thereof, as they shall see fit, to be sent without delay under the exchequer 
seal to Robert de Wodehous, archdeacon of Richemund, and certain other 
lieges whom the king has appointed to hear and determine the accounts of 
those merchants for money, jewels and other things for which they have 
to account with the king, so that after examining these Robert and his 
fellows may do what is just and reasonable, as the merchants have 
besought the king to order such writs and warrants to be sent to them, as 
they have such writs, etc. at the exchequer, whereby divers allowances ought 
to be made to them of the accounts that had been rendered at the ex- 
chequer. By K. 

To Robert de Wodehouse, archdeacon of Richemund, and his fellows, 
appointed to hear and determine the accounts of the merchants of the 
societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi. Order to receive the said writs and 
warrants or the transcripts thereof, to diligently survey and exan.ine them, 
and to cause due allowances to be made to the said merchants upon their 
accounts as shall seem just and reasonable, upon the things contained in 
the writs and warrants and also concerning certain sums and things which 
they find the merchants to have delivered to certain persons by virtue of 
the king's orders under the great and the privy seals. By K. 



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1343. 



April 21. 
Mortlake. 



April 80. 

Westminster. 



May 2. 

Westminster. 



May 7. 
Westminster. 



Miiiihranc 14 — co)it. 

To the same. Order to caitso duo allowance to bo made to the said 
merchants for the sums dehvored hy them to WilUam do Northwell, some- 
time keeper of the wardrobe, and to jNIastor Paul de Monte Florum, for 
which Williiuu and Paul have charfj;ed themselves in their accounts, as the 
merchants have besoujj;ht the king to cause such allowance to be made to 
,them, as they delivered divers sums both of money and of wool to William 
and Paul, at divers times, by indentures and acquittances. By K. 

To the treasurer and chaitiberlains. Order to cause a tally for 10 marks 
to be levied at the receipt of the exchequer and delivered to William de 
Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery, in his discharge, as by the 
order of the Council he paid 10 marks to John do Tam worth, the king's 
clerk, whom the king lately sent with other lieges to the parts of the 
islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk and Aureneye, for the expedition of 
certain of the king's att'airs there. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Southampton. Order to cause 87 sacks of wool assigned to Hugh de 
Courteneye, earl of Devon, to be duly weighed by the beam ordained in 
that port, and to permit the earl or his attorneys to lade the wool in that 
port and take it to the staple in Flanders, after paying i mark a sack for 
the custom, notwithstanding the proclamation that all the king's wool 
assigned or sold to certain persons must be taken out before the Piiriiication 
last, as the earl has besought the king to grant that he may so take the said 
sacks, assigned to him upon the wages of fifty men-at-arms and sixty 
archers on horse, then about to set out in the king's service to parts beyond 
the sea, to be received by the hands of the collectors and receivers of wool 
in CO. Devon, of the wool granted for the past year, at 8 marks the sack 
beyond the custom of ^ mark due thereon. By C. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the manor of Stratton, a messuage and 80 
acres of land in Freton, a messuage and 40 acres of land in Pulham and 
20 acres of land in Hemphale, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John Sturmy at his 
death held the said manor and lands jointly with Maud his wife, and that 
they are held of others than the king. 

To Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. 
Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage called 'Pyesnest' and 40 
acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 12 iicres of underwood with common in 
the forest in the parish of Waltham Holy Cross, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John Sturmy, at his death, held the premises jointly with Maud his wife 
and Edmund their son for themselves and the heirs of Edmund's Ixxly and 
that the premises are held of others than the king. 

To Ralph de Nevyll, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to bail 
Richard Peytevyn, who is imprisoned at York for trespass of vert and venison 
in the forest of Galtres, if he find twelve mainpernors who will undertake 
to have him before the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. 
York, to stand to right for the said trespass, and if he bo repleviable accoiil- 
ing to the assize of the Forest. 

John Alays, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of venison in the 
king's forest of Shirewod, has a writ to Ralph do Nov ill, keeper of the Forest 
beyond Trent, or to him wlio supplies his place in that forest, to luul him. 

A like writ is directed to the same for John de TrewoU. 



17 EDWABD III.— Part 1. 



47 



1343. 

May 8. 

W'estuiinstev, 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



May 13. 

Westminster. 

May 3. 

Westminster. 



Mciiibranc 11 — ctint. 

To Kdwanl do Crotyng, osclioator in cos. Norfolk and Sultblk. Order to 
ayiove the king's hand IVoni the priory of Mendhani and the possessions 
pertaining thereto, without delay, and further to do what has hitherto been 
customary by reason of a voidance, so that ii, port(U' be placed at the gates of 
the priory by icason of the present voidance for th(! preservation of the king's 
right and that of the heir, which porter he shall amove after he has amoved 
the king's hand from the priory and its possessions, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by William Trussel, sometime escheator this side Trent, 
that Eoger de Huntyngfeld, tenant in chief, whose lands were taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the minority of his heir, and his ancestors, were 
patrons of the said priory, which is a cell of the priory of St. Mary, Castleacre, 
and that in the time of a voidance of the priory of Mendham, they used to 
place a porter to keep the gates of the priory during the voidance, taking 
nothing except his victuals, and that they might send to hold the court of the 
priory during a voidance, taking nothing away, and that the prior of Castel- 
acre and his predecessors used to present a monk of the Cluniac order to the 
priory of Mendham, so that he was English, in the voidances thereof, to 
Roger and his ancestors, Vv'ho used immediately to receive him as prior, and 
that they had no other profits from the priory, and the king has taken the 
fealty of brother Henry de Berlegh, monk of the priory of Castleacre, on 
whom the prior of Castleacre has conferred the priory of Mendham, now 
void. 

To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Shirewode. Order to bail John son of 
James de Normanton, chaplain, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of 
venison in the said forest, if he shall find twelve mainpernors of that baili- 
wick, who will undertake to have him before the justices next in eyre for 
pleas of the Forest in co. Nottingham. 

The like to the same for William Bate of Carleton. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
William marquis of Juliers or to William Muchet and Tilemannus de 
Werda, his attorneys, 800Z. for Easter term last, in accordance with the 
king's charter to him, as the king granted him 1,000Z., to wit GOO^. of 
the customs in that port and iOOl. at the exchequer, to be received yearly 
until the king should provide him with 1,000/. of land or rent yearly in the 
realm, and an mdenture made between the king and certain merchants of 
Almain, to whom the king granted all the customs of the realm until they 
should be satisfied for certain sums due to them, contains that rents and 
fees granted to magnates and others in fee or for a term of the said 
customs, shall be paid to them. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to William, marquis of 
Juliers, or to Tilemannus de Werda and William Muschet, his attorneys, 10/. 
for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to the marquis 
on 7 May in the 14th year of the reign of 20/. to be received yearly of the 
issues of that county by the hands of the sheriff. 



MKMliRANE 18. 

April 10. To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas do la 

llavorinfjatto iJospense, the king's yeoman, 10/. for J'^aster term last, in accordance with 

Bower. jj^^ king's grant to him of 20/. to be received yearly for life of the issues of 



48 



CALENDAU OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Bower. 



23^3 Mciiibranf 13 — ro«Y. 

those counties, in rcconipcnco for 20/. yearly of the hinds which belonged 
to ^Villiam de Bredon in co. Dorhy, <>:riintcd to him by the late king, which 
lands were taken from the hand of Nicholas and delivered to William by 
the common assent of parliament. 

April 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to cause all the goods and 
Havering atte merchandise bought by John Foundour and John de Wigorn [ia] , merchants, 
and arrested by the king's Serjeants at arms or by the mayor and bailiffs, to 
be dearrested without delay and delivered to John and John to do their 
pleasure therewith, if Thomas Crosse and Peter de Gildesburgh have not 
the money ready to pay the price thereof or refuse to pay that price, as 
John and John have besought the king to provide a remedy, as they bought 
certain of the goods and merchandise of two ships called ' Tari/tcs ' which 
belonged to the king's enemies, taken at sea by Peter de Tholosa, master of 
a ship called ' la Katcrinc ' of Bayonne, and his fellows, brought to 
Southampton and delivered to Peter and his fellows by the king's order, 
and the said goods and merchandise are arrested because the king appointed 
Thomas and Peter to buy all the goods of the said two ships, brought to 
Southampton in the said ship, for money to be paid by William de Kent or his 
deputies in the king's name by Bartholomew Busshon and William Arnaldi, 
the king's Serjeants at arms, by reason of a commission to arrest all the said 
goods, and John and John offered the goods so bought by them to the 
attorneys of Thomas and Peter for the price for which they were bought, 
but the attorneys detain the goods under arrest, asserting that they have 
no money to pay the price. By C. 



April 8. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



April 22. 
Morllake. 



April 20. 
Westminster, 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay 2, GOO/, to Bernard Ezii, lord of Lebret, or give him an 
assignment therefor upon the money of the yearly tenth last granted by the 
clergy of the province of Canterbury of the second term of the grant, if 
2,600/. Os. 7^(/. have not been paid or assigned to him, as the king was 
lately bound to him in 2,086/. Os. Ihl. delivered by him on loan at the 
receipt of the exchequer for the expedition of the king's most urgent afl'airs, 
and the king promised to pay that sum at Hilary in the 16th year of the 
reign, and Bernard afterwards lent the king 1,0(X)/. in florins de rtscu [th' 
sciUd) at 40</. the crown (scttti) and 700/. in sterlings and of the said 
3,736/. O.s'. 7^'/. 1,186/. have been paid to him at the receipt of the 
exchequer, and because Bei'nard surrendered the letters patent for the 
2,086/. O.v. lid. at the receipt of the exchequer, to be cancelled, the king 
promised in good faith to pay him the 2,600/. 0^. l\d. at London at 
Michaelmas last, and Bernard has not yet obtained any payment or assign- 
ment for that sum, as the king has learned. By p.s. [15288.] 

To the sheriff" of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of Duncan 
de Frendraght 24 marks 6n. 8</. for Easter term last, in accordance with 
the king's grant to her of 49 marks yearly in aid of her maintenance 
granted to her on 6 October in the 1st year of the reign, to be received by 
the hands of the sheriff of York during pleasure, in recompenco for the 
manor of Jirygestok, co. Northampton, which she held at will. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the sheriff of York in his account for what he shall ha found 
to have paid to Margery of the said 24 marks 6.v. 8</. 

To the collectors of the petty custon^ in the port of London. Onler to 
pay to Henry de Lancastr[ia | earl of Derby, or his attorney, all the issues of 
that custom up to the sum of 4 15 marks {h. Id. which he ought to nn'oive 



17 EDWARD III.— rAiiT 1. 



49 



1343. 



April 20. 

Mortlake. 



April 23. 
Mortlake. 



Membrane 18 — eont. 

of the issues of that custom for Eastor term last, asin creatin^^ him an earl 
the king granted to him 1,000 marks to bo received yearly of the customs, 
to wit, in the port of London 400 marks, in the port of Boston 300 marks 
and in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull 300 marks, for the life of Henry 
earl of Lancaster, his father, and afterwards the king granted to the said 
earl of Derby the manor of Wyghton and the hundred of Northgreneho, co. 
Norfolk, and the manor of Laghton in Morthyng, co. York, which Ralph, 
count of Eu, an alien, lately held, and which the king caused to be tal^en 
into his hand, to the value of 72Z. 7'?. Q\(i. yearly, in part satisfaction of the 
said 1,000 marks, and in consideration of the earl's service and because he 
surrendered divers letters of the grant of 1,000 marks to chancery to be 
cancelled, the king, desiring to provide for the security of the earl, that he 
should obtain payment of the remaining 891 marks 5.s. %\d. beyond the 
extent of the said manors and hundreds, granted on 20 September in the 
13th year of the reign, that he should receive all the issues of the petty 
custom in the city of London yearly from Michaelmas then following, for 
the life of his said father, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, and 
that if those issues did not attain to the said sum he should be satisfied 
for the deficiency of the money arising from the great custom in the port 
of London, but that if the money of the petty custom exceeded that sum 
he should answer for the surplus at the exchequer by the hands of the 
collectors of the petty custom. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Matthew Canaceon, the king's merchant, or to 
his attorney, 25^. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant" 
to him for his good service in parts beyond the sea of 50Z. to be received 
yearly of the customs in that port until the king shall provide him with 
50Z. yearly of land or rent in the realm, notwithstanding any assignment 
made to other persons upon those customs. 

To Robert de Warthecopp, keeper of the coket seal in the port of Great 
Yarmouth, and to William Motte, John de Elyngham and John Frost, 
appointed to arrest all ships and boats in which wool, hides, wool-fells or 
other merchandise are found not coketted or not customed. Order to cause 
a ship of Peter Jonessone of Seland, an alien, together with the tackle and 
other goods and chattels of Peter, to be dearrested and delivered to him 
without delay, if they find by inquisition or otherwise that two packs of 
wool-fells found not coketted in his ship were placed there without his 
knowledge and that he notified them thereof so soon as he had knowledge 
of the premises, as he has besought the king to order this to be done in 
consideration of his ignorance and the said notification, as the packs were 
placed as aforesaid in his ship at Great Yarmouth with divers goods and 
merchandise, to be taken to parts beyond, and he notified William, John 
and John of the matter, and they took the packs, the ship and all goods 
therein into the kin":'s hands as forfeit. 



April 20. To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

Mortlake. pay to Master John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, 80 marks for Easter term 

last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 60 marks to be received 

yearly of the issues of the hanaper, until the king should provide him with 

a benefice exceeding that sum and the value of his benefices. 

April 2G. Mandate to the treasurer and chamberlains to cause a tally for the said 
Westminster. 3Q marks to be levied at the receipt of the exchequer and delivered to John 
in William's discharj'e. 



3058 



50 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

April 25. 
Westminster, 



May 3. 

Westminster. 

April 22. 
Mortlake. 



March 26. 
Winchester. 



May 2. 

Westminster. 



Membhane 12. 

To John Mauduyt, eschcator in co. Wilts. Order to amove tlie king's hand 
from 4 acres of land of James Beuford, parson of Stupcllavyngton church, 
in Stupellavyngton, and not to iatermcddlo further therewith, restoring the 
issues thereof to James, as the king ordered the escheator to certify him 
without delay concerning the cause why the said land was taken into the 
king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so taken the land because 
it was found by inquisition of office that Robert de Wambergh, sometime 
parson of Stupellavyngton church, made a purpresture in appropriating to 
himself and his church the said -i acres which are held in chief, without 
obtaining the royal licence, and afterwards, at the suit of James, showing 
the king that the 1 acres are of the endowment of his church and that he 
and his predecessors have held them as such from time out of mind and 
not of an appropriation made by Robert or another, the king ordered the 
escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that 
James and all his predecessors, parsons of that church, have hitherto held 
the said land as of the endowment of the church from time out of mind and 
not of purpresture or appropriation newly made by Robert or another and 
that the land is not held of the king. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of John Reynold, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to amove the king's 
hand without delay from a third part of the manor of Lydeyerd Tregoz and 
to deliver all the issues and profits of that third part for the last year to 
John de W^yke, as the king ordered the escheator to certify him upon the 
taking of the said third part into the king's hand, and the escheator 
returned that he had so taken the manor because it was found by inquisition 
of office that John had acquired the said third part, which is held 
of the king, for life, without the king's licence, and afterwards because 
John informed the king that he did not acquire the said third part 
for life, but that it is demised to him for a term of three years, 
now elapsed, and that the escheator received all the profit of the 
third part for the last year of the three, and beseeclung the king to cause 
the issues and profits of that year to be delivered to him, the king ordered 
the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found 
that John did not acquire the third part for life, but that it was demised to 
him for a term of three years, now elapsed, by Peter de Upton, bailifl" of 
Margaret late the wife of Thomas do Monte llermerii, who held the third 
part in the name of dower. 

To Thomas de Hampton, keeper of the islands of Gereseye, Gernereye, 
Serk and Aureneye, or to him who supplies his place. Order to retain in 
the castles of those islands as many armed men and archers as may reason- 
ably suffice, according to the advice and ordaining of William de Cheyny, 
John de Thameworth and John de llungerford, whom the king is sending 
to the islands for that cause and for other ail'airs, for the safe custo<ly of 
those castles during the truces, as the king has learned that more armed 
men and archers are retained at the kings wages in those castles than are 
necessary for the munition thereof during the truces. 

To the mayor, bailitTs and lawful men of Newcastle upon Tyne. Oixler 
to elect certain lawful men of that town, whom tliey know to bt> fit, with 
the common assent of the connnunity, to levy and collect certain customs 
granted by the king in aid of enclosing the town for a term of years, until 
the end of the term, and to employ it on the said enclosing, so that those 
who are so elected shall render account to them of all the money collected 



17 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 51 



1343. 



Membrane 12 — cnnt. 



and answor therefor as they oup^ht, as on 21 l\[arch in the 0th year of the 
reign the king granted to the mayor and others, in aid of enclosing the town, 
certain customs of things coming for sale in the town to the end of ten 
years then following, and afterwards because the king learned that 
the works for enclosing the town were not finished, on 30 July in the 15th 
year of the reign he granted to the mayor and others that after the 
end of the ten years, in ^id of enclosing the town, for the greater 
security of the town and of the adjacent parts, they should take 
the following customs of things coming for sale to the town up to the end 
of seven years after the end of the ten years by the hands of .John de 
Denton, Waleran de Lomeleye, Richard de Acton, Robert de Shilvyngton 
and Richard de Galewaye. to wit, of each ship laden with merchandise other 
than wine for sale 4'/. ; of each boat laden with merchandise for sale hi. ; 
of each last of herrings for sale 2'/. ; of each ' miliare ' of herring for sale 
111. of each load of sea fish for sale Id. ; of each sack of wool for sale 2(^ ; 
of each piece of wool for sale \d.\ of each horse and mare, ox and cow 
for sale ^d. ; of each hide of horse, mare, ox or cow, fresh salted or 
tanned, for sale, i'/. ; of each last of ox hides for sale lid. ; of ten sheep 
and pigs for sale Id. ; of each load of corn for sale id. ; of each chaldron of 
corn for sale Id. ; of each chaldron of salt for sale 1'/. ; of four loads of 
charcoal for sale ^d. ; of each cartload of peat and brushwood for sale hi. ', of 
each piece of grease, tallow, butter and cheese for sale id. ; of each 
chaldron of sea coal for sale 2'/. ; of each hundred of wax for sale 
2d. ; of each hundred of pepper for sale 2d. ; of each hundred of almonds, 
for sale Id. ; for each hundred of cummin for sale hi. ; for each basket 
{fraella) of figs and raisins for sale id. ; for each load of garlic for sale id. ; 
for each load of onions for sale \d. ; for each tun of wine for sale 2d. ; for 
each tun of ashes for sale 1'/. ; for each assize of woad for sale Id. ; for 
each ' miliare ' of thistles for sale \d. ; for each hundred of kitchen utensils 
for sale 2d. ; for each bound truss of cloth of the value of 20'*. and more for sale 
Id. ; for each load of lead for sale 2d. ; for each truss not bound for sale id. ; 
for each tun of white peas for sale 2d. ; for each tun of pitch, and tar and 
oil for sale Id. ; for each bacon hog for sale Id. ; for each hundred of alum 
for sale 2d. ; for each ' miliare ' of vair work for sale 6'/. ; for each packet 
of squirrel skins for sale ^d. ; for each hundred of linen cloth and canvas 
for sale 1^/. ; for each hundred nets for sale \d. ; for each entire cloth for 
sale ill. ; for each hundred of sheep and wool fleeces for sale 2d. ; for each 
packet of fox skins for sale 2d. ; for each hundred of the skins of lambs, rabbits 
and hares for sale \d.; of 20 salmons for sale \d.; of each hundred of Melwells 
for sale \d. ; of every hundred of green boards for sale \d. ; of every hundred of 
boards of ' Mnrref ' for sixle 4'/., of every hundred of boards of Estryng for 
sale, 1'/. ; of every hundred of felt for sale 1(/. ; of every sheaf of steel for 
sale \d. ; of each millstone for sale id. ; of every hundred of oars for sale 
2d. ; of every bale of any merchandise for sale exceeding the value of 2.s. \d. ; 
so that the money arising therefrom may be applied to the enclosing of the 
town and not to other uses, and because certain of the said John, Walran, 
Richard, Robert, and Richard are now staying within the town and others 
staying there do not wish to be attendant upon the collection of the said 
customs, and John and the others retain the money collected by them of 
the said customs and refuse to apply them to the enclosing of the town, as 
the king has learned. 

May 3. To the sherifi' of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner to be elected for that 

Westminster, county in place of John de Ernele, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 10. To the sheriff of Ilimtiiigdon. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 

Westminster, of Wauberge to ha elected in place of John de IJella Fago, deceased. 



62 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

May 8. 
Westminster. 



May 8. 
Westmiuster. 



IMay 18. 
Westminster. 



May 12. 
Westminster. 

May 22. 
Westminster. 



Mr)iihra)U' 12 — ro)it. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay to Eleanor lato the wife of John de l^ello INIonte and to the 
other executors of John's will, 50^. for Easter term last, and to pay them 
100^. yearly henceforth of the money which Henry de Lancastr[iaj is bomid 
to pay at the exchequer for the ferm of the lands of Kermerdyn, committed 
to him under a certain form, until the executors are satisfied for the sum of 
917/. 7n. Gil., endorsinji^ their bills with the 50/. and with tlie sums so paid 
and receiving those bills when the 917/. 7n. 6(/. has been fully paid, as the 
king was lately bound to John in that sum for the time of his stay with 
the king, as might appear by bills under the seals of the keepers of the 
wardrobe, and in consideration of John's good service the king committed 
to Eleanor and the other executors that they should receive 100/. yearly at 
the exchequer until they wore satisfied for the said sum, and for their 
greater security the king granted that they should be satisfied for the 100/. 
of the money which the earl is bound to render as aforesaid. Kt erat patens. ^ 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Torteworth in that county, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Peter de Veel at his death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick whereby 
the custody of his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but that 
he held the said manor of Margaret late the wife of Nicholas de Moeles by 
the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Nicholas de la Mare, as he is so sick and broken by age 
that he cannot perform the duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Edmund Pynson, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Charfelde in that county, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Peter de Veel at his death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick whereby 
the custody of his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but that he 
held the said manor of Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, by the service of 
a knight's fee. 



]\fEMBBANE 11. 

June 4. To Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order to 

Westminster amove the king's hand from a messuage of the abbot of St. Alban's 
in Chepyngbarnet, co. Hertford, and not to intermeddle further there- 
with, restoring the issues thereof to the abbot, as the king ordered 
Richard do Monte Caniso, then escheator in those counties, to certify 
him of the cause why he took that messuage into the king's hand, 
and Richard returned that he so took the messuage because ho had learned 
by the testimony of trustworthy persons that the abbot and convent had 
acquired that messuage without obtaining the king's licence, and after- 
wards, at the suit of the abbot, showing the king that the messuage hjis Ixten 
held of himself and his predecessors in villeinage from time out of mind the 
king ordered the present escheator to take an iniiuisition upon the matter, 
by which it is found that one Bartholomew le Carter held of Roger a former 
abbot and of the convent the said messuage, in villeinage at the lorvl's will, 
in the 17th year of King Henry HI, and after liartholemow's doath. Wtvlier 



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58 



1343. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 
Westminster. 



Mciiihnnu' 11 — tonl. 

his son came to the abbot's court held at Barnct in the 1st year of King 
Edward I and sought that he might be admitted to the messuage to hold in 
the form aforesaid, and he made lino for holding the messuage and was 
admitted, and afterwards Walter came into the abbot's court at Barnet in 
the IGth year of the reign of Edward I at ]\Iichaclmasterm and surrendered 
the messuage into the lord's hands for the use of Agnes his daughter, by the 
abbot's licence, and the abbot demised the messuage to Agnes to hold in 
villeinage in the form aforesaid, and afterwards Agnes alienated the mes- 
suage to John Froyl and his heirs by her simple charter, and now the 
abbot perceiving that prejudice had been done to his church by that alien- 
ation has entered the messuage as in his own demesne, as was lawful for 
him to do, and the messuage is worth 40^/. yearly and that the abbot holds 
it of the king in mesne as parcel of his barony. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order not 
to intermeddle further with a mill of John Michel and Eichard Felix in 
Denham, co. Suffolk, restoring the issues thereof to them, as the king 
ordered the escheator to certify him of the cause why he took that 
mill into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that William 
Talemache, late escheator in those counties, had delivered the mill to 
him by indenture, asserting that it was in the king's hand by reason of 
the acquisition which the alibot of St. Osith's made thereof of Richard de 
Wymbissh after the publication of the statute of mortmain, Avithout 
the king's licence, and afterwards at the suit of John and Richard 
showing that Richard de Wymbissh lately demised the mill to the abbot 
for a term of three years, and that he demised the term which he had therein 
to the said John and Eichard as aforesaid, and Robert de Wymbissh and 
Joan his wife released the mill, within that term, to John and Richard, 
by a fine levied in the king's court, and John and Richard remained in peace- 
ful seisin thereof until they were amoved by the escheator, the king ordered 
the escheator to take an inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found 
that Richard de Wymbissh demised the mill to the abbot by deed 
in the 15th year of the reign, for a term of three years, and that by 
virtue thereof the abbot continued in possession for a year and a half and 
granted the remainder of his term, therein to John and Richard, and that 
Richard de Wymbissh and Joan his wife released the mill within that term to 
John and Richard by a fine levied in the king's court, and that John and 
Eichard were in peaceful possession of the mill by reason of that demise and 
release until the escheator took it into the king's hand, and that the mill is 
held of the abbot by the service of 6.s. yearly and it is worth 18s. 4*/. yearly. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause Edmund le Pierpount to 
have seisin of a messuage and a moiety of a bovate of land and of an acre 
of meadow in Sneynton, which Thomas Bateson held who was outlawed for 
felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the 
premises have been in his hand for a year and a day, that Thomas held them 
of Edmund, and that William son of William son of Beatrice had the year, 
day and waste thereof and ought to answer to the king. 

To the same. Order to cause Edmund le Pierpount to have seisin with- 
out delay of a messuage and two acres of land in Sneynton, which John 
Maboly held, who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that the messuage and land have been 
in the king's hand for a year and a day, that John held them of Edmund 
and that Richard Mabyly had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to 
answer therefor to the king. 



54 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

May 23. 
Westminster. 



June 8. 
Westminster. 



June 8. 

Westminster. 



June 12. 

Westminster. 



June 3. 

Westminster, 



June 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — cunt. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the master and brethren of the hospital of St. John the 
Baptist, r>ru<,',<,'C3\vater, for payini;' the tenths, fifteenth, ninth, wool and other 
aids granted to the king by the clergy and conuiiuiiity of the realm, ashy 
a certificate of the treasurer and barons sent into chancery, which the king 
has exemplified by his letters patent, it is found that Iklward I ordered the 
treasurer and barons of his exchequer to discharge the master and brethren 
of certain tenths exacted of them, because it was shown to him by inspection 
of the letters patent of J. sometime bishop of Winchester and of 0. some- 
time bishop of Lincoln that the master and brethren made no contribution 
to any tenths granted for the king's progenitors or otherwise and that their 
faculties did not suffice for their maintenance yearly, and it has not been 
found at the exchequer that the master and brethren paid any tenth at the 
exchequer from the 23rd year of Edward I to the 10th year of the present 
king. By p.s. 

To the same. Order to discharge the prioress and nuns of Chesthunt of 
all tallages, contributions and aids whatsoever which are exacted of them 
for the present year, of the king's special favour for this turn, as the king 
has learned that their goods do not suffice for their maintenance. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause all the fines, issues and amerce- 
ments by extracts of William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, when they are 
delivered to him, to be levied without delay and to deliver 1,000 marks of the 
money thereof to Thomas de Rokeby in part satisfaction of the debts in 
which the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his men for the 
time when he was in the king's service in Scotland in munition of the 
castles of Edenburgh and Stryvelyn. By K. and C. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler. Order to deliver to John de 
Wodeford, the king's chaplain, 4 tuns of wine for the present year, to wit 
two tuns of good wine of vintage and 2 tuns of wine |of ' reek ' as for his 
good service to the king and his father the king granted to him 3 tuns of 
good wine to be received yearly by the hands of the butler for life, and 
afterwards the king granted him a tun of good wine beyond the three tuns 
to be received yearly as aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Fekinham to be elected in place of William Carter, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the abbess and IVIinoresses without Algate, London, for 
67.S. 4</. for the portion touching them of the last yearly tenth granted by 
the clergy of the province of Canterbury, as the king has pardoneil them 
that sum, of his special favour. By p.s. [15487.] 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon John de 
Wynwyk, the king's clerk, for 40/. for the subsidy of wool after inspecting 
the rolls of the accounts of the collectors of the customs in the port of 
London and that of Master Robert de Askoby, the king's clerk, hvtely 
appointed to receive a subsidy of 40s-. on every sack of wool taken out of the 
realm, in the parts of Flanders, and after viewing the king's order, as for 40/. 
which John lent to William de Cusancia, sometime keeper of the great 
wardrobe, in the king's great need, the king granted to him the passage of 
20 sacks of wool iii the port of London, quit of the custom and subsidy due 
thereon, wherefore John caused the wool to be laded in that port and taken 



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1343. 



June 3. 
Westminster. 



Me)iil)r(i)ic 11 — colli. 

to parts beyond, the sea and the kinpj ordered Robert by writ of privy seal to 
permit John to take the wool to Flanders and do his pleasure therewith 
without exactinii^ anythin,<i; from liim for the subsidy, and now the king has 
learned tliat the treasurer and barons have charged John upon l.iobort's 
account with 40^. for the subsidy of that wool because no mention was 
made in the writ that the king had pardoned John the subsidy, and at the 
time of tlie grant it was not the king's intention that he should be charged 
with the subsidy. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to take into the king's hand without 
delay all the lands of the abbot of Caen together with all the goods and 
chattels found therein ; keeping them safely until further order, and to 
cause an indenture to be made between him and brother William Naget, 
monk of Caen, to whom the lands of the abbot are committed for rendering 
a certain ferm to the king yearly concerning those goods and chattels, so 
that the sheriff shall answer to the king as is fitting for the said goods, and 
chattels and the issues of the lands, and to take an inquisition concerning 
the destruction and waste made in the said lands and woods from the time 
of their being taken into the king's hand, by whom it was done and in what 
manner, how much of the woods has been sold, to whom, for what price, at 
what time and in what manner, and of the action of William, if he trans- 
mitted any apportum or other secret things of the realm to parts beyond the 
sea, and if so what appditum and secret things and when, and to send that 
inquisition to the king without delay, as the king has learned that William 
has been secretly sent by the abbot to England to pry into (e.rploraiid) the 
secrets of the realm and that he makes an ajipnrtioii of the issues of those 
lands and works to the abbot to the succour of the king's enemies, and 
that much destruction has been done by William in the woods pertaining 
to those lands. By K. 



Membrane 10. 

May 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 40^ to 

Westminster. Nicholas de Langeford in 149/. Os. Sd. in which the king is bound to him 
for his wages and those of his men for the time when they were in the 
king's service in parts beyond the sea, if after viewing the bills of the ward- 
robe they find that the king is bound to Nicholas as aforesaid and that 
Nicholas is bound to the king in 40/. of the arrears of his ferm and has not 
had any satisfaction therefor, receiving one bill from Nicholas and deliver- 
ing to him the other endorsed with the remaining 51. Ox. 8(/., as Nicholas 
has besought the king to order such allowance to be made to him, as the 
king is bound to him in the said sura by two bills under the seals of 
William de Cusancia and William de Northwell, sometime keepers of the 
wardroVje, by one to wit in 114/. Os. 4'/. and by the other in 34/. lO.s. i<L, 
and Nicholas is bound to the king in 40/. of the arrears of those 24 marks 
yearly which he renders for the bailiwick of the hundred of Tatemounes- 
lowe, CO. Stafford, which he holds for life of the king's grant. By K. 

May 19. To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon Richard de 

Westminster. Lambheth, fishmonger, for 80/. and upon William de Hanamsted, spicer of 
Jjondon, for 40/. for the subsidy on wool, after inspecting the rolls of the 
accounts of the collectors of customs in the port of London and that of 
Master Robert de Askeby, the king's clerk, appointed to receive the subsidy 
of 'JOs. on every sack of wool taken out of the realm, in the parts of 
Flanders, and after viewing the kings order to Robert, as for GO/, which 



56 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



May 6. 

Westmiuster. 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



May G. 

Westminster. 



May 25. 

Westminster. 



Moiibninc 10 — vont. 

Richard and William lent to the king in parts beyond the sea in his 

groat need, the king granted them the passage of GO sacks of wool in the 
port of London, to wit 40 to Richard and 20 to William, quit of the custom 
and subsidy due thereon, by reason whereof they caused the wool to be 
laded in that port and taken to parts beyond the sea, and the king ordered 
Robert to permit them to take the wool to Flanders and do their pleasure 
therewith, without exacting anything for the subsidy, and now the king 
has learned that the treasurer and barons have charged Richard with SQL 
and William with -10^ upon Robert's account rendered at the exchequer, 
for the said subsidy because no mention was made in the writ that the king 
pardoned Richard and William the subsidy. By p.s. [15437.] 

To the same. Order to account with Robert de Beaupel, w^hom the king 
lately appointed admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards 
the West, for his wages for the time when he was in that office and for the 
sums received by him by reason of the office, allowing him such wages for 
every day that he remained in the office as they find to have been allowed to 
other admirals, and farther to do what pertains to the final issue of the 
account. By K. 

To the same. Order to allow 10^. to Gilbert de Umframvyll, earl of 
Anegos in 101. 10s. due to him by the king, causing a bill of the wardrobe 
to be endorsed therewith ; if they find that the king is bound to him in 
that sum, as he has besought the king to cause such allowance to be made 
to him, as the king is bound to him in 10^. 7s. for his wages for the time 
when he was in the king's service in Scotland, as may appear by a bill 
under the seal of William de Edyngton, keeper of the wardrobe, and he is 
bound to the king in lOZ. for a certain fine which he made with the king 
in chancery for the grant of receiving certain customs in the water called 
' la Ee de Kyme.' By K. 

To the collectors of wool in co. Kent for the fifteenth and sixteenth years 
of the reign. Order to supersede the demand made upon the master and 
priests of the hospital of poor priests, Canterbury, for paying wool to the 
king, provided that the entire sum of wool apportioned to the county be 
levied, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by John de Yieleston, 
escheator in that county, that the lands, goods and faculties of the hospital 
are worth nothing beyond the maintenance of the master and priests and 
for the alms and other works of piety ordained in the hospital, and they do 
not suffice for these. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Richard de Lymbaldeseye, 
John de Boklond and Robert de IIoo, appointed by commission to be 
justices to enquire in that county concerning the plundered goods of the 
duke of Guoldres, to wit to Robert 10^ and to John and Robert 10 marks 
each for their wages for the time when they were attendant upon that 
commission, of the issues of the extracts made before those justices. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the jH)rt 
of London. Order to permit the attorney of Queen Isabel to supervise 
the receipt of all money arising from that custom and to deliver to him 
without delay what is in arrear to him of 250/. of the first money of that 
custom, from time to time, before all other assignments or payments made 
thereon, as the king granted to the queen 500/. to bo received yearly for life 
of the issues of the said custom in that port, and ho ordered the collectors 
to pay her 250/. for Easter term last, whereof thoy have not hitherto cartxl 
to do anything, as the king has learned. By K. 



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1343. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 



May 6. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 
Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster 



iMcHihraiic 10 — cunt. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Boston. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Hugh de Audcle, carl of 
Gloucester, 10/. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him of 20/. to be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To William de Edyngton, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to pay to John 
de Carleton, the king's clerk, what is in arrear to him from 8 December in 
the 5th year of the reign of Ihl. daily and his yearly robes and to pay him 
the said 7^'/. daily and his yearly robes henceforth, as for John's long 
service to the late king and his father, not without expensive labours, the 
king granted to him on the said 8 December, Ihl. daily for his wages both 
within and without the court, to be received by the hands of the keeper of 
the wardrobe, and robes of the suit of the clerks of the household or the 
value thereof, for life, and that John should come to the household, depart 
therefrom and stay at the table there at his free will. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
pay to Adam Cogger what is in arrear to him of id. daily from 7 
November in the 15th year of the reign, and to pay him that id. daily 
henceforth so long as they remain in their office, as on 24 July in the 
13th year of the reign, the king granted that Mam should receive 4(/. daily 
of the issues of the customs in that port, for life, and the king ordered 
Eichard Imberd and William de Braundeston, late collectors of customs in 
that port, to pay to Adam what was in arrear to him of the 4(7, daily from 
the said 24 July and to pay the id. daily thenceforth so long as they should 
remain in their office, and afterwards the king ordered Richard and William 
to certify him in chancery how much money they had paid to Adam 
while they were in office, and they returned that they paid to Adam Ql. 15s. 
8d. from September in the 14th year of the reign until 7 November in the 
15th year, by virtue of the aforesaid order. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 
not to intermeddle further with 12 acres of land of the abbot of St. Osith's 
in Denham, co. Suffolk, restoring the issues thereof to him, as the 
king ordered the escheator to certify him concerning the cause of 
the taking of that land into the king's hand, and the escheator 
returned that W^illiam Talmache, sometime escheator in those counties, 
delivered the land to him by indenture, asserting that it was in 
the king's hand by reason of the appropriation which the abbot made in 
acquiring it for himself and his house of Ethcldreda le Ray after the 
publication of the statute of mortmain, without obtaining the king's 
licence, and afterwards, at the suit of the abbot, showing the king 
that the land was not acquii'od of Etheldroda in the form aforesaid, 
and that she had no estate in the land except for a term of years of the 
abbot's grant, for rendering a certain ferm to him yearly during that term, 
and the land is parcel of 40.s. of land in Denham which Alice de Veer and 
Aubrey de Veer gave by charter, which Aubrey de Veer, son of the said 
Aubrey, sometime earl of Oxford, afterwards confirmed by his charter, to 
God and the church of St. Osith, Chich, now called the abbey of St. Osith, 
and wliicb the al)bf)t and his pre,d(!C(!Ssors hcild peacefully as parcel of the 
said 40.<!. of land from the time of that grant until the abbot was amoved 
therefrom by William without reasonable cause, the king ordered the 
escheator to take an inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found 
that the land was not acquired of Ethcldreda but is parcel of the said 40s. 



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1343. 



May 0. 
Westminster. 



Meuibranc 10 — cunt. 

of land in Dcnham, "riven to the chnrcli of St. Osith, Chich, by Alice de 
Voer and Aubrey de Veer long before the publication of the said statute, 
and confirmed by Aubrey son of the said Aubrey, and that all the abbots 
held the said 12 acres as parcel of the 40.s. of land from the time of that 
grant until jNIichaelmas in the 9th year of the late king's reign, when the 
abbot demised the 12 acres to bltheldreda for a term of ten years for a 
certain ferm, and that she never had any other estate therein, and that 
after the lapse of the ten years the abbot re-entered the land and held it 
peacefully until it was taken into the king's hand, and that the land, as 
parcel of the 10^. of land, is held of the earl of Oxford in frank almoin and 
is worth 6.S. yearly in all issues. 

To the sheriff' of Nottingham. Order to cause the defects in the great 
hall and chambers in Notinghain castle and in the bridges and weirs of the 
mills of the castle, which are in great need of repair, to be repaired with 
all possible speed by the view and testimony of William de Eland, the king's 
yeoman, constable of the castle, causing an indenture to be made with him 
concerning the costs and expenses incurred thereon. By p.s. [15362.] 



May 21. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



April 2t. 
WestniinstiT. 



MEMBRANE 9. 

To Roger Lysewy, escheator in the Isle of Wight. Order to deliver to 
Thomas son and heir of John de Langeford, all the lands, goods and 
chattels which belonged to his father, without delay, as Thomas and 
Nicholas de la Beche have mainperned before the king to answer in his 
chamber for all the debts in which John was bound to the king at his death. 

By K. 
The like to the following, to wit ; — 

William Pipard, escheator in co. Devon. 
Edward de Stradelyng, escheator in co. Somerset. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the priory of l>rydelyngton and with a messuage, IHcarucates, 
and 2 bovates of land in Brydelyngton and Kston, which were taken into 
the king's hand because 10 bovates of land in Skyrlyngton, pertaining to 
the priory, are held of the king as of the honour of Albemarle by fealty and 
by the service of making suit at the wapentake of llolderuesse every three 
weeks and by the service of 2.s'. yearly to the ward of Skipse castle, and the 
prior did not perform these services, as Tliomas has oertifii'd the king in 
cluincery, restoring any issues levied of the priory and lands iu r>rydelyngton 
and I'jston to the prior, as the prior has done fealty to the king for the 
10 bovates and the king has ordered William Tienglisli, escheator in the 
parts of Holdernesse, to deliver to the prior those 10 bovales which he took 
into the king's hand because the prior did not do fealty to the king. 

To William Lenglish, escheator in the parts of Holdernese, or to him 
who supplies his place there. Order not to intermeddle further with 10 
bovates of land in Skirlyngton peu-taining to the priory of Bridelyngton, 
which are held in chief, restoring the issues thereof to the prior without 
delay, as the prior has done fealty to the king for that land which is held 
of the king as of the honour of AlbemarU> and by the aforesaid services. 

To the citizens of Chichester. Order to pay to Maud de Pyrye, 
formerly the nurse of John de Eltham, the king's brother, and of Joau his 
sister, or to her attorney, what is in arrear to her of 150/. fi>r Easier term 
last, as the king granted to her UO^. to be recwveil yearly for life at the 



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69 



1343. 



May 1. 

VV^estminster. 



May 4. 

Westminster 



May 8. 

WestriiinHter. 



May 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane d—cont. 

cxchc(iii('i", and to Joa'i dii Uoys, lato tho niirso of Fjkninor, another sister of 
the kin,i,', '601. to bo received yearly at the exchequer for her life, and after- 
wards, with tlie consent of Maud and Joan, the king assii^ned to them a 
yearly ferni of 3G/. which the citizens used to render at the exchequer, 
which form belonged to Edmund earl of Kent, deceased, who held in chief, 
and wliich was in the king's liand by reason of the minority of John, the 
earl's son and heir, to hold until the heir should come of age unless they 
should die in the meantime, and if one of them should die Ixifore the other 
then a moiety of the ferm should revert to the king, and the entire ferm 
after the death of both, and although a naoiety of the ferm should have 
reverted to the king after the death of Joan, who died on the. feast of 
St. Matthew in the 11th year of the reign, in the city of London in the 
parish of St. Nicholas Olave, as is found by inquisition taken thereupon by 
John de Pulteneye, then mayor of that city and escheator there, yet the 
king granted that Maud should receive '601. yearly of the said ferm of 'S6l. 
until the heir should come of age, if she chanced to live so long, with 
reversion to the king if she died before the heir came of age, in the name of 
a custody, and that the said citizens should answer yearly at the exchequer 
for the remaining 6/. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay i^o John de 
Shardelowe G.s. Hd. and to John de la Rokele and John de Berneye 5^. each 
for their expenses for every day that they are attendant upon their duties as 
justices, to be received of the issues of the extracts of the fines and amerce- 
ments adjudged before them in their sessions, in accordance with the 
ordinance of the council, as the king has appointed them to be justices to 
enquire concerning the names of all those by whom the king's good 
money of sterling has been taken out of the realm and weak, counterfeit 
money of sterling brought into the realm and of those who have taken out 
of the realm wool-fells not customed and not coketted or such wool not 
weighed or ill weighed and to do other things contained in the king's letters 
patent to them. By C. 

To Robert de Wodehous, archdeacon of Richemund, and to Ins fellows, 
appointed to hear and determine the accounts of the merchants of the Bardi 
and Peru/.zi. Oi'der to allow 280 sacks 18 cloves of wool to the merchants 
of the Bardi in their account, if they find by the certificate of the treasurer 
and barons that those merchants delivered 280 sacks 13 cloves of wool to 
William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, that William had 
a warrant from tlie king for receiving the wool from the merchants and 
accounted therefor at the exchequer, as the merchants of the Bardi 
have besr)ught the king to order such allowance to be made to them, 
as they delivered 280 sacks 18 cloves of the king's wool assigned 
to them to William in 225 saplars, and William accounted therefor at 
the exchequer. 

To the tn^asurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to certify to Robert de 
Wodelious, archdeacon of llichenmnd, and his fellows, appointed to hear and 
determin(? the accounts of tlie merchnnts of the societies of the Bardi and 
Peruz/.i, concerning the account of William de Northwell, sometime keeper 
of tlie wardrobe, so that they may be able to audit the accoiint of those 
merchants, if Ijy inspection of Williiim's account they find that he received 
the 230 sacks 18 cloves from the merchants of the Bardi, had a 
warrant therefor from the king and accounted for tlie wool at the 
exchequer. 

To the same. Order to discharge the bishop [of Chester] of 30 marks 
of the increment, as the king ordered Ralph de Stafi'ord and his fellows, 



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1343. 



March 14. 
Westminster. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



Mt'inbraiw 9 — rout. 

vendors of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces j^ranted by the com- 
munity of the realm in co. Stafford to sell the said ninth in the parishes of 
the foUowinjj; churches or prebends, to wit : of the ancient prebend of 
Eccleshale, the prebend of IJrewode, the prebend of Colewich, the prebend 
of Berkeswich and the prebend of Allerwas, extended at 240 marks, accord- 
ing to the taxation thereof, it is said, for the said taxation and 80 marks 
of increment, and deliver that ninth to the bishop or to his attorney, as 
might fully appear in the said order delivered at the exchequer by the said 
vendors upon their account rendered there, and the king of his special 
favour has pardoned the bishop the said 80 marks of the increment. 

ByK. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon Gaucelinus 
Johannis, bishop of Albano, cardinal of the Holy Roman church and 
prebendary of Driflfeld in the church of St. Peter, York, of Louth ((/<■ Lmle) 
in the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, andof Sallowe in the church of St. Chad, 
Lichfield, and parson of the churches of Hakeneye and Stebenhuth, diocese 
of London, Pageham, diocese of Chichester, Holyngbourn and Lemyng, 
diocese of Canterbury and Hemyngburgh, diocese of York, for his portion 
of the tenth last granted by the clergy of the realm, and also of other tenths 
granted before these times, in consideration of the affection which he has 
hitherto borne to the Crown of England, and for the good place which he 
has held and may hold for the king in the Roman Court. By K. 

[Fadera.] 

The following cardinals have like writs for the following churches and 
prebends, to wit : — 

Peter, cardinal of Palestrina, for the archdeaconry of York and for the 
prebend of Wistowe. [Ibid.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Henry de Lancastr[ia] earl of Derby, or to his 
attorney, the sum which is found to be due to him by the certificate of the 
collectors of the petty custom in that port, as the king ordered those 
collectors of the petty custom to deliver to the earl all the issues of that 
custom up to the sum of 445 marks 9s. Id. [as at pa'je 48 above] , or to show 
cause why they should not obey the order, and they have shown the king 
that they paid 115 marks to the earl's attorney for Easter term last, and 
that they have no more money of those issues at present ; and the king 
ordered the collectors of the petty custom to pay to the earl, or to his 
attorney, the remaining 330 marks Os. Id. for the said term, and if the 
money did not suffice then to certify the said collectors of the custom of 
wool, hides and wool-fells of what they could not pay, and not to pay any 
money of the petty custom to the earl for the said term by reason of any 
writs after that certificate has been made. 



Membrane 8. 

May 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

Westminster. Thonuis Ughtred of the ferm or issues of the manor of Bentele, co. York, 
wherefor answer has not yet betu made to the king in* his father, as on 
20 April in the 4th year of the reign the king ordered the sheriff of York to 
take that manor into the king's hand and deliver it to H. bishop of Lincoln, 
the assign of W. bishop of Norwich, executor of the will of Bartholomew 
de Baddelesmere [«* in this Calendar, i Kduard III, paije 21]. 



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1343 

April 16. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 12. 
Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



!May 5. 
Westminster 



May 15, 

Westminster 



Membrane H — cont. 

To the prior of Okdbourn. Order to pay the 500 marks which ho is 
bound to pay to the king for Easier term hist for the custody of his priory 
to Master John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, deputed to receive that money 
and to acquit the debts of Robert de Artoys therewith, so far as thoy suffice, 
notwitlistanding any assignment or order to the contrary, receiving from 
John the tally for that sum levied at the receipt of the exchequer, as the 
king granted to Robert 800^. to be received yearly under a certain form, to 
wit 1,000 marks of the prior and 200 marks of other priors, and afterwards, 
because Robert was about to set out to Britanny in the king's service and 
was staying there at heavy charges, wherefore he become much involved 
with debts to several creditors, the king granted that he should receive 400Z. 
for Easter term last of the said 800^. of the prior of Okebourn and the other 
priors of the ferms which they were bound to pay for their priories, for 
acquitting his debts therewith, although Robert should die before the said 
Easter, 

To William Lenglish, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, co. York. 
Order to deliver to Maud late the wife of Henry de Burton, mother of 
Alice and Beatrice, Henry's daughter or his next heirs, 4 messuages and 
4| bovates of land in I3urton Pidese, together with the issues thereof, 
to hold for the use of the said heirs, provided that she answer for 13s. id. 
yearly for the same, as the king had learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Henry at his death held the said messuages and bovates in 
chief as of the honour of Albemarle in his demesne as of fee, by fealty and 
the service of 13.s-. M. yearly, and that Alice and Beatrice are his next 
heirs, Alice aged one -year and more, and Beatrice aged three days. 

To the same. Order' to cause dower to be assigned to Maud late the 
wife of Henry de Burton, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged 
to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry 
without the king's licence. 

To William Pipard, escheator in co. Devon. Like order, ' mutatis 
mutandis,' to assign dower to Katharine late the wife of Peter de Veel, tenant 
in chief. 

The like to Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester, for the same 
Katherine. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 3 acres 
of w^ood and 10/, rent at VelehalleinPlymton Earl in that county, restoring 
the issues thereof to Katherine late the wife of Peter de Veel, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Peter at his death 
held no lands in chief in that bailwick, but that he wasenfeofled of the said 
messuage, wood and rent jointly with Katherine by a fine levied in the king's 
court, of Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon, by certain services. 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to Robert de Burghcher, sometime the chancellor, 50^ for Easter term 
last in accordance with the king's grant to him on 20 December in the 
14th year of his reign of 100/. to be received yearly of the issues of the 
hanaper, for life, in recompence for 100/. of land which Hugh Daudele, 
carl of Gloucester, granted to him for life for his stay with him, and which 
the earl resumed because Robert made stay with the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive twenty- 
seven charters of great fee and three hundred and twenty-seven charters of 
petty fee from William do Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery, 
and deliver them to the chamberlains to be kept in the exchequer, as those 



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1343. 



:May 16. 
Westminster. 



May 23. 
VVestminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 22. 
Westminster. 



Jili'mhraiw 8 — cnnt, 

charters remain in William's custody of the charters which he received by 
indenture by John de Wodhous, sometime keeper of the hanaper, and no 
one sues for acquitinLj the charters without the hanaper, as the king has 
learned, and William has besought the king to ordain for the safe custody 
of the charters and to discharge him. 

To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Ingelwod. Order to restore Henry de 
Panetria to the office of the bailiwick of the forestership of Gaytsholes in that 
forest, and permit him to exercise it, notwithstanding his removal, as the 
late king granted that bailiwiclv to Henry to hold in the same manner as 
others had previously held it, for life, if he behaved well, and although 
Henry behaved well for the time when he remained in the office and executed 
what pertains thereto well and faithfully, yet he was amoved therefrom 
without reasonable cause, as the king has learned from his plaint, wherefore 
the king ordered Ralph to take an inquisition on the matter, and if he found 
that Henry behaved well in the office and was amoved without reasonable 
cause, then to restore him to the office, sending the inquisition to chancery, 
and by the inquisition it is found that Henry behaved faithfully in that 
office and was amoved without reasonable cause. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 9^. 6.s. 8</. 
to Andrew de Canterton and John de Wygan, the present collectors of 
customs in the port of Southampton, in their account, as the king ordered 
them to pay to Adam Cogger what was in arrear to him of 4(/. daih from 7 
November in the 15th year of the reign, and to pay him the said 4(/. daily 
thenceforth so long as they should renuiin in that office [ifee at paije 40 
abiirc'] , and by virtue of that order they paid him 9/. 0^. 8(/. from the 
said 7 November to the 22 May last inclusive as may appear by Adam's 
letters of acquittance in their possession, as they assert. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Maurice de 
Berkle2 tuns of wine of the king's right prise in accordance with the king's 
grant to him on 14 May last of two tuns of such wine to be received yearly 
for life by the hands of the butler, in the port of Bristol. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause allowance to bo made to Robert, brother and heir of Roger 
de Clitiord of 188^ in 192Z. 2.s-. iV/. due to the king by him, if by inspection 
of the bills of the wardrobe in his possession they find that the 188Z. are 
clearly due to him, as he has besought the king to order such allowance to 
be made to him, by his petition before the king and council in the present 
parliament, as the king is bound to him in 188/. as may appear he asserts 
by the said bills, and he is bound to the king in 192/. 2.s. 8'/. for the custody 
of the lands which belonged to Roger, committed to Robert while he was 
under age, by the king, to hold until he should come of age. By pet. of C. 



Mumhrask 7. 

May 8. To Bartholomew de ]^>urgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or 

Westminster, to him who supplies his place in the forest of Essex. Order to bail Thomas 
de Bedeford of Little Lauvare, imprisoned at the Tower of Loudon for 
trespass of vert and venison in that forest, if he shall find twelve mainper- 
nors of that bailiwick who will undi'rtake tt) have him before the justices 
for pleas of the Forest in co. Essex, to stand to right for the saul trespass, 
if he is repleviable according to the assize of the Forest. 



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1343. 

May 2G. 
Westminster. 



May 18. 
Westminster. 



:\Iay 20. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

The like to the same keeper or to hiin who supplies his place for the 
following-, to wit : — 

Thomas son of Thomas de liedoford imprisoned at Colchester. 
Jolin son of Thomas de IJcdeford detained in the same prison. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the abbot of (ilastonbury or the prior and convent of 
that place for more than pertains to tliem for the rate of 1,000 marks for 
the last voidancc, and to discharge them and their mainpernors of what is 
beyond the said rate, as the king granted by charter to Adam de Sobbury, 
late abbot of Glastonbury, and to the prior and convent that in every 
voidance of the abbey the prior and convent should have the custody 
thereof and of all the temporalities pertaining thereto, with free adminis- 
tration of the temporalities and goods saving to the king the knights' fees 
and advowsons, rendering to the king 1,000 marks for each voidance if it 
should endure for an entire year and iin> rata iov a shorter or a longer 
time, and now the present abbot has besought the king to have con- 
sideration for his grant and order the charter to be allowed, as at the time 
of the last voidance of the abbey by the death of John de Breynton, the 
late abbot, on account of certain ambiguities pretended to be in the charter 
by the council, the king being then in parts beyond the sea, that charter 
w'as not allowed and the temporalities were retained in the king's hand 
until the present abbot paid the rate of 1,000 marks at the receipt of the 
exchequer for the time when the abbey was void, and he found John de 
l^riggew^ater, William de Tilneye and John de Stiete of co. Somerset, his 
mainpernors, to answer to the king on his return to England for more for 
the said voidance if it should be considered that more was due therefor, 
and the charter being read and examined before the king and his council 
in the present parliament, the king, recollecting all the things contained 
in the charter, wishes that charter to be allowed in all things and that the 
abbot be not charged with more than the rate of 1,000 marks for the last 
voidance. By K. 

To the mayor and lawful men of Bishops Lenne. Notification that 
whereas it is provided by the common council of the realm, that if any one 
impleaded for a tenement in the city of London shall call a foreign person 
to w'arranty, he shall come to chancery and have a writ to summon his 
warrant to be before the justices of the I'ench, on a certain day to answer 
for that warrant, and another writ to the mayor and sheriffs of London to 
supersede the suit pending before them until the suit of warranty has been 
determined before the justices of the Bench, and when it is determined the 
justices shall tell the warrant to go to the city and answer for the principal 
plea and the tenant by his suit shall have a writ of the justices de jinlicio 
to the said mayors and sheriffs to proceed in that plea, and if the demandant 
recover, the tenant shall come to the justices of the Bench and have a writ 
to the mayor and sheriffs directing that if the tenant lost the tenement 
sought against him, they should cause it to be extended and return the 
extent to the Bench on a certain day, and afterwards the sheriff of the 
county in which the warrant was summoned should be ordered by another 
writ de judicio to cause himself to have of the land of the warrant to the 
value of the tenement so lost, and it was also provided by the council that 
from the time when a plea was moved in London by writ concerning any 
tenement in that city, it should not be lawful for the tenant to make any 
waste or estrepement of the tenement sought, while the plea was pending, 
and the inayor and slieriifs should cause this to be f)bserved at the suit of 
the demandant, and this statute is to be observed in other cities, boroughs 
and other places of the realm : the king orders the mayor and men to 
cause the provisions of the statute to be observed in that town. 



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1343. 

May 20. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



April 24, 

Westminster. 



May 7. 
Westminster. 



May 4, 

Westminster. 



April 5. 

Westminster. 



Membiunc 7— cont. 

To tho sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for tliafc county to 
bo elected in place of John Peivere of Pertenhale, as the king has learned 
by trust^Yorthy testimony that he is so sick and broken by age that he 
cannot fulfil the duties of the oflice. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to view the bills of the Avardrobe in the possession of John Tibetot, 
and if they find that the king is bound to him in certain sums 
amounting to 80Z. or more then to assign the said 80/. to Gilbert 
de Umframvyll, earl of Angos, out of the issues of the tenth granted by 
the clergy of the province of York for the present year, to be received by 
the hands of the collectors thereof, in part paynient of the debts due to 
John by the king if they exceed HOZ. or in full payment if they do not, 
receiving the bills from John, and if they contain a greater sum to cause them 
to be endorsed with the 80Z. and delivered to John, as he has besought the 
king to order the 80/. to be delivered to the earl, as the king is bound to 
him 'in divers sums for his wages, as may appear by the said bills, in his 
possession, as he asserts, and he is bound to tho earl in 80/. for certain 
causes. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to pay to John de Stryvelyn 100 marks for Easter term last, as the king 
granted him 200 marks to be received yearly of the issues of the customs 
in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and Hertilpol, until the king should 
provide him with 200 marks of land and rent yearly, and with the assent 
of the council the king has ordained that the passage of wool shall only be 
made in four ports of the realm, to wit Kyngeston upon Hull, London, 
Southampton and Boston, wherefore the king wishes John to receive the 
200 marks in the port of Kyngeston until the passage of wool is open in 
the ports of Newcastle and Hertilpol. 

To the same. Order to pay to the said John or to his attorneys 40 
marks remaining, of the issues of those customs, as ^\'illiam de Duresme 
satisfied him by the king's order for 40Z. of the 100 marks for Easter term 
last of the custom which he is bound to pay to the king for tho king's 
wool sold to William to be taken to parts beyond the sea, as John has 
testified before the king in chancery. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to pay to William de Eadenore, the 
king's yeoman, or to his attorney 100.>;. for Easter term last, as for his 
good service in the duchy of Aquitaine, the king granted to him 10/. to be 
received yearly at the exchequer for life or until the king should provide 
him with the value of 10/. yearly in another place, and afterwards William 
besought the king to assign the 10/. to him upon the issues of co. Hereford, 
to be received by the hands of the sheriflF, and because he surrendered the 
king's letters patent to chancery to be cancelled, the king, by other letters 
patent granted that he should receive the 10/. yearly of the issues of that 
county for life. 

To the mayor and bailillt's of Bristol. Order to cause a ship calletl 
' la Scinte Marie ' of liarsolon whereof John Spital is master, which the king 
lately ordered them to have taken from tho port of Milford near Haverford. 
where it was arrested together with the nuister, mariners and merchants 
thereof and all the goods and merchandise therein, to the port of Bristol 
and to be kept safely there until further order, to be dearrostod without delay, 
and also to deanost the niastors, mariners, merchants and merchandise 
without delay and cause the ship and goods to be deliveretl to the master 
and merchants of the king's special favour, to do their pleasure therewith 
except to deliver them to the king's enemies, \\y K. 



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1343. 

May 5. 

Westminster. 



Mniibroiic 7 — coat. " 

To Roj^er Turtle, mayor of Bristol, and John le Spicer. Order to cause 

all the money which they received fr'om the sale of the goods and merchan- 
dise of a ship calh>d 'la 'I'an/i,' and the residue of the said goods, to be 
delivered to John Spital, master of that ship, and to certain merchants to 
whom the goods belong, to do their pleasure ther(;with, as the king lately 
appointed Roger and John to sell the said goods in that ship, which the 
king ordered to be brought from the port of Milford near Haverford in 
Wales, where it was arrested by the said mayor and the bailiffs of Bristol, to 
the town of Bristol, and to sell them by the view and testimony of Francis 
Geffrey, who sues to have those goods without the king's hands, or of his 
deputy, keeping the money arising from the sale until further order. By K. 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



May 10. 
Westminster. 



April 18. 
Mortlake. 



May 20. 

Westrnin.ster. 



May 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6. 

To John Aignel, sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause the fine which the 
king's ministers of that county made with the king before Robert Parvyng, 
the chancellor, and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses in that county, which is in arrear, to be levied 
without delay from those liable, by distraints and in other rigorous ways, 
and to deliver it to Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to his attorney 
until he has delivered to Reymund 2,200 marks which the king assigned to 
him upon the money of that fine for the expenses of his office in accordance 
with several previous orders to the sheriff, so that the w^ne- which the king 
has newly ordered Reymund to purvey may not be nnpurveyed through the 
nonpayment of the money, whereby the king would have reason to punish 
the sheriff severely. By K. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the pond of the water of Fosse, 
which is now partly destroyed and broken, as the king has learned, to be 
repaired by the view and testimony of the mayor of York, by indenture 
made with him. By K. 

To Thomas de Chisenhale, sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to 
William de Edyngton, keeper of the wardrobe, by indenture, all the cloth, 
both whole and cut into pieces, foiand in a certain cog called 'la Jtiliane' 
of Lescluse and in a ship called 'la NicJiolas' of Yarmouth, at Portesmuth, 
which the king ordered Thomas to arrest, and they were afterwards 
delivered by John de Codyngton, clerk, appointed to supervise and appraise 
the said cog and ship and the merchandise therein, to the said keeper, by 
indenture. By K. 

To the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place. Order not 
to distrain John son of John de Hothum of Bondeby for his homage and 
fealty for the lands which he holds in chief both in England and in 
Ireland, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. By p.s. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to 
deliver to William Pipard, knight, and to Margery his wife the manor of 
11 lintlesharn and the advowson of the church of that manor, together with the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, 
that Margery late the wife of Thomas I'ipard h(!ld th(! said manor and advow- 
son at her death in dower of the inheritance of William Pipard, knight, and 
that William, by the king's licence, granted theremainder of thesaid manor 
and advowson to Geoffrey Gilbei'd and his heirs, after IMargcry's death, and 
that Geoffrey, on receiving Margery's attornment, granted that the manor 

3058 E 



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CALENDAll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1313. 



May 1. 

Westmiuster, 



May 18. 

'Weslniinster. 



May 21. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 23. 
Westminster. 



Membrane (5 — ctml. 

and advowson which ouj>ht to remain to him should remain to William 
and Margery his wife and the heirs male of their hodies, and the king has 
taken William's fealty. 

To William Lenglissh, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, co. York. 
Order to deliver to Robert de Wasingdon and l\iargaret his wife, daughter 
of Andrew Haukyn, a messuage, a moiety of an acre and a rood of land in 
Preston, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Andrew at his death held the premises in demesne as of fee, in chief as of 
the honour of Albemarle, by knight's service, and that Margaret is his 
next heir and of full age, and the king has taken Robert's fealty. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a moiety of a chief 
messuage of the numor of Outhorne towards the south and 2 messuages, 10 
tofts, 6 bovates and 2 acres of land in the same nuxnor and Wythornse, 
restoring the issues thereof to Katherine late the wife of Willicvm de Meaux, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William, 
at his death, held jointly with Katherine in fee tail the said moiety, except 
the hall and two chambers called the ' Wardrobe,' and the messuages, tofts, 
bovates and land of the heirs of Philip de Meaux by the service of a rose 
at Midsummer. 

To Edward de Stradelyng, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order 
not to intermeddle further with a messuage and a carucate of land in 
Stormynstre Mareschal, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that William son of Theobald Russell, 
at his death, held no lands in chief in that bailiwick but that he held the 
said messuage and carucate for himself and the heirs male of his body of 
another than the king, with remainder, in default of such issue, to Theobald 
his brother and the heirs male of his body, by a fine levied in the king's court, 
and that William died without an heir of his body. 

To Roger Lysewy, escheator in the isle of Wight, co. Southampton. 
Order to deliver to Theobald Russel the manor of Knyghteton, together 
with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that William son of Theobald Russell held that manor at his 
death for himself and the heirs male of his body by a fine levied in the 
king's court, with remainder, in default of such issue, to Theobald his 
brother and the heirs male of his body, and that William died without an 
heir male of his body, and the manor is held in chief as of the honour of 
Caresbrok castle bv knight's fee, and the king has taken Theobald's homage. 

By p.s. [15456.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge *he 
prior and brethren of Henton and Wytham, of the Carthusian order, of the 
portion touching them of the yearly tenth last granted by the clergy of the 
province of Canterbury, and to acquit them thereof for this turn of the 
king's special favour, directing the collectors of the .enth and others con- 
cerned to supersede the collection of that tenth of the prior and brethren, 
as the late king granted by his charter that if the temporalities or 
spiritualities of the other religious of I'-ngland should bo taxed, the gocxls 
of the said prior and brethren should not be taxed. By p.s. 

To the same. Order to discharge the warden and chaplains of the chapol 
of St. Thomas the Martyr, Stretford upon Avene, of tenths, tifteonths. wool 
and other charges granted by the clergy or the community of the realm, 
which are exacted of them by reason of their landa, goods and chatltils, for 



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1343. 



May 12. 
Westminster. 



May 24. 
Westminster. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6 — cunt. 

this turn of the king's special favour, as among other things the king 
granted that they should be quit of all manor of aids, contributions and 
tallages. By p.s. [15159.] 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon the master, 
brethren and sisters of the hospital of St. John without the east gate, 
Oxford, for the tenth, fifteenth, ninth, wool and other aids granted by the 
clergy and community of the realm, and to discharge them thereof for this 
turn of the king's special favour, as the king granted by charter that they 
and their successors should be quit of all manner of aids, contributions and 

By p.s. [15462.] 



tallages. 



To Thomas Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to John 
de Broghton, the king's clerk, what is in arrear to him of his wages from 
the time of the constable's appointment, and to pay such wages henceforth 
so long as he is constable, as the late king on 16 May in the 16th year of 
his reign granted to John the custody of the gate of Wyndesore park and 
of the manor there, to hold for life, recei\'ing as much as" Laurence de 



Bagshote, 



deceased, who held that custody, received for the same. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
William Trussel, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards 
the north, for his wages for the time when he has been in that office from 
the time of the king's last passage to Britanny, allowing him 13.v. 4cl. for 
h-is wages for every day that he has been attendant upon the premises, and 
further to do what pertains to the final issue of the account. 

To the same. Order to call before them all those w^ho are found by the 
certificate of the collectors of wool in co. Worcester to have been assessed 
at wool there, and to distrain and compel them to pay the portions assessed 
upon them without delay, and to cause 42 sacks thereof to be delivered to 
Robert de Ferariis, as the king assigned to Robert 42 sacks of the wool of 
that county, which he ordered to be levied in the 15th year of the reign, to 
wit at 8Z. 6s. 8(/. the sack beyond the custom of ^ mark due thereon, upon 
the wages of himself and his men, then about to set out with the king in 
his service, and although several men of the county are assessed at certain 
portions of wool, yet they refuse to pay those portions, and the collectors 
are not sufficient to distrain those men, as Robert has informed the king, 
wherefore Robert has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to take into the 
king's hand the manor of Daneby upon Wysk with the advowson of the 
church of that manor, and to keep them safely until further order, causing 
all the issues thereof to be levied without delay and answer therefor to be 
made to the king, as on its being lately found by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Geoffrey Lescrop at his death held the said manor and 
advowson, which manor is held in chief by knight's service, of the grant of 
John duke of Britanny and earl of Richomund, deceased, tenant in chief, 
and that Geoffrey had no other estate in the manor except for life, the 
king ordered the sheriff to notify Ilcnry le Scrop, Geoffrey's son and heir, 
who held the manor and advowson, it was said, to be before the king in 
chancery on Monday after St. Gregory the Pope last, to show cause why 
the manor and advowson should not be taken into the king's hand and 
answer made to the king for the issues thereof from the time of Geoffrey's 
death, and further to do and receive what the chancery should consider, 
and as Henry did not come on that day, after being sufficiently warned and 



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1343. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6 — cnnt. 

summoJiGtl, it was considered that the manor and advowson should be 
taken into the king's hand and answer made to the king for the issues 
thereof from the time of Geoffrey's death. By K. and C. 

To lleymund Segayn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to deliver to Hugh de 
Carton, the king's yeoman, a tun of wine for the present year of the king's 
prises in that port, in accordance with the king's grant to him of a tun of 
such wine to be received yearly for life in that port. 



May 14. 

Westminster 



June 28. 
Westminster. 

July 1. 

Westminster. 



June 20. 

Windsor. 



July 20. 

Clarendon. 



Membrane 5. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Gabriel de Monte Magno, the king's merchant, what is in arrear to him of 
50^. yearly from 19 November in the 13th year of the reign, and to pay him 
the 501. yearly henceforth so long as they are customers there, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on the said 19 November, for the great place 
which he held for the king in parts beyond the sea, of 50^. to be received 
yearly of the customs in that port until the king should provide him with 
50Z. of land or rent in the realm, notwithstanding assignments made to 
other persons upon those customs. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Marmaduke Darel, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Grey, of Unston, who has not sufficient lands in 
the county to qualify him, in accordance with the statute. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
15QI. lis. llhi. to be allowed to Richard de la Pole in 1,493^. 18.s. 8(/. and 
after subtracting the 400 marks remitted by him to the king of the residue 
of 1,337^. 6s. 8j(/. to give him payment or an assignment for what remains 
over beyond the said allowance and release, if they find after viewing the 
king's letters and inspecting the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer that 
the 1,493/. 18.'?, 8(/. are due to him and that nothing has hitherto been paid, 
and that he is bound to the king in 156/. lis-. 11*(/., as he has besought the 
king to order such allowance and payment to be made to him, as the king 
is bound to him in 1,493/. 18.s. 8</. lent for his affairs, as may fully appear 
by the king's letters patent in Richard's possession, and 156/. lis. ll^i/. are 
exacted of the arrears of the office of ganger of wines for the tune when 
Richard and William his brother held that office of the king's grant. 

By p.s. [15492.J 

To the sheriff' of Northampton. Order to cause the provost of the chan- 
try chapel of Cotherstok to have seisin of the tenths of wastes and assarts 
in the places of Horshawe and Calonhoye, without delay, as the king lately 
granted by charter to the provost and brethren of that chapel fhe tenths of 
wastes and assarts in the forest of Rokyngham, approved, or to be approved, 
and afterwards on learning that Roger do Appeltre, parson of C'lovo church 
unduly received tenths of 47 acres in a plot called Horshawe and Calonheye, 
of wastes and assarts approved in the said forest, although such waste and 
assarts are without the bounds of the parish of tho said church, and will- 
fully disturbed tho provost from the reception thereof,, the king onlered 
the sheriff to notify to Iloger that ho should be in chancery on Wodnosdav 
before St. Nicholas last to show cause wliy the provost should not rtveiv© 



17 EJnVAiiJ) 111.— Part 1. 



()li 



J343. 



June 25. 

Windsor. 



June 15. 
Westminster. 



June 20. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 5 — cant. 

the tenths from those waste and assarts, in accordance witl) the f^rant, and 
the sheriff returned that he made a full return of tlie said writ to 
William de Holewell, bailiff of the liberty of Queen Isabel, who has a full 
return of all writs, who answered that he notified Roger that he should be 
before the king on the said day to do what the tenor of the writ exacts by 
William Adebeyn and William Blogwyne of Kyngesclyve, on which day 
Roger did not come when summoned, wherefore it was considered that the 
provost should recover the tenths against him. 

To the prior of Ware. Order to pay IGOl. without delay to Robert de 
Tughale, so that for lack of such payment the king may not have cause to 
resume the priory into his hand and to punish the prior, if the prior finds 
on viewing the king's orders that the king ordered him to pay that sixm to 
Robert, as the king is bound to Robert in 5101. 22f/. as is found by the cer- 
tificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery, and 
he has remitted that sum to the king upon condition that prompt payment 
or an assignment of 2001. thereof shall be made to him, otherwise the 
510Z. 22(7. shall be paid to him entire, wherefore the king ordered the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer to pay Robert 200?. to give him an assignment 
in places where he should be speedily satisfied for that sum, and although they 
assigned to him, in part payment, the 160Z. of the arrears of the ferm which 
the prior is bound to render for his priory, and ordered him to pay that- 
sum to Robert, yet he has not cared to do anything therein, as Robert has 
informed the king, wherefore for the non payment of the 160Z. Robert seeks 
payment from the king of 5101. 22d. in accordance with the agreement made 
with him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 
of CO. Cumberland to have the terms granted to them by the king and to . 
cause them to be enrolled, not molesting the collectors of wool in that county 
for 120 sacks, as in consideration of the immense plundering and destruction 
suffered by those men by the frequent incursions of the Scots in the parts 
of the March of that county before these times and the great expenses 
incurred by those men for the salvation of the March against such attacks 
while the king was absent in parts beyond the sea, and wishing 
to render those men more ready in like case in future times, the king 
granted that of the 120 sacks of the wool last granted apportioned 
to that county, they should pay at the exchequer 80 sacks at Michaelmas 
next, 30 sacks at Easter, 30 sacks at Michaelmas following and 30 sacks 
at the following Easter. By C. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports. Order to dearrest without delay 15 tuns 
of woad which he arrested on 10 June last by pretext of the king's order, 
as William certified the king, and to deliver them to Nicholas Camberlayn, 
merchant of Amyas, or to John Coteler, his serjeant, to do his pleasure 
therewith, as Nicholas has besought the king to order the woad to be 
dear rested and delivered to him, as after the truce began in Britanny 
between the king and Philip de Yalesio he caused 15 tuns of woad to be 
taken to England by John to do his pleasure therewith, and the woad was 
arrested at Faversham in the house of Pljilip son of Philip Nhote, by 
reason of an order directed to William to arrest all the goods and merchan- 
dise of men and merchants of the power of France by virtue of an arrest 
granted to Robert Beaufitz of Gillyngham by the king upon such goods, 
and it is not the intention of those who made the truce that any arrest 
made before the truce for any trespasses committed upon the men and 
merchants of the king's lordship and power or those of his adversaries 
should be made anywhere during the said truce. By C. 



70 



CALENDAli OF CLOSE UOLLS. 



1343. 

June 20. 
Windsor. 



July 1. 

Westminster. 



July 8. 
Windsor. 



July 18. 
Beaulieu. 



Membrane 5 — coyit. 

To Iiup;h de IJlscby, late mayor of the staple at Bruges in Flanders. 
Order to deliver to Thomas de Melchebourn, the king's merchant, the 
charters, rolls, mcmoninda, muniments and all other things pertaining to 
that staple, by indenture, without delay, as Thomas has been chosen as 
mayor of that staple by the community of the merchants of England. 

The like to William de Rothyng and James Kayser of Newerk, constables 
of the staple. 

To William Scot and his follows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
concerning false money, wool and wool-fells not coketted and not customed 
and divers other trespasses, extortions and excesses in co. York and to do 
certain other things contained in the letters patent to them. Order to cause 
all the extracts of forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before 
them in their session to be transcribed, and the transcripts thereof to be 
delivered to the sheriff of the county without delay, so that he may levy the 
money arising from those extracts and answer to the king therefor, as has 
been fully enjoined upon him. The king has ordered the sheriff to receive 
the transcripts, to cause the money to be levied and answer thereon to be 
made to the king. By C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to receive the said transcripts from the 
justices, cause the money to be levied without delay and to be kept safely 
until further order. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Reginald duke of Guelders and couni of 
Zutphen or to his attorney 2501. for Easter term last, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him for his oath of homage and fealty, of l.OOOZ. yearly 
for life to be received in the following ports to wit : in that port 500/., in 
the port of Boston 250/., and in the port of Kingston upon Hull 250Z. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Boston for 125/. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 125/. 

To William de Northo, escheator in co. Surrey. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands which belonged to Margaret de Basynges, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that she at her death held no lands in chief in that county. 



Membrane 4. 

May 20. To the sheriff' of Southampton. Order to dearrest without delay all the 

"Westminster, goods and merchandise taken from the king's enemies in war upon the sea 
by Peter do Bcnesse, master of a galiot called ' la Seint Gt'or^ie,' of Bayonne, 
before the truce began between the king and his adversaries of France, if 
they ought not to pertain to the king, and to be delivered without delay to 
Peter and his fellows, who have besought the king to order this to be done, 
as they remained in the king's service in the parts of Britanny for no small 
time with eighty armed men, at their own cost, in the company of Wilham 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and they afterwards went to the kmg's 
passage at Sandwich and sot out thonce to Britanny with the king, and they 
took certain goods m war from the king's eneuues of France, and then h;tvo 
been arrested by the sheriff without reasonable cause. By p.s. 



17 EDVVAKD lii.— Paut 1. 



71 



1343. 

May 26. 

Westuiiriiiter. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



April 25. 
Westminster 



June 10. 
Westminster. 



Metiihraiif i — co}U. 

To Thomas Crosse, keeper of the j^reat wardrobe. Order to pay to 
Robert Parvyng, tlie chancellor, what is in arrear to him of his fee of wax 
which he ought to receive from the king by reason of his office, from 2K 
October in the 15th year of the rei^n, when he be<,nm to keep the household 
of chancery, and to pay him that fee daily henceforth so long as he remains 
in the office. 

To Thomas de Berkele and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Gloucester. Order to release 
William Caumpe from prison, considering the quantity of his delict and his 
estate and receiving from him a reasonable fine for his trespass, as he has 
besought the king to provide a remedy for his release, as he has been detained 
in the prison of Gloucester castle for no small time because be was convicted 
before those justices of having disclosed the king's counsel. By C. 

To William de Edyngton, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to account 
with Master John de Offord, the king's clerk, sent at divers times as an 
envoy to parts beyond the sea, once to treat at Conde [Conductnm) between 
the king's allies and those of his adversary of France and once to Brabant, 
allowing him 2 marks a day for every day spent in going to the said parts, 
staying there and returning to England, for his wages and expenses and 
in addition his reasonable expenses for his passages beyond the sea, and 
to cause a bill to be made, as is customary, for what is found to be due to 
him by this account, and delivered to him, so that the king may cause him 
to have prompt payment. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to Walter son of Walter 
Pyncs and Henry ^May as proctors of Walter Pyncs the elder, merchant of 
Ypres, 7 packs of cloth of divers colours, by indenture containing the number 
and the price thereof, without delay, by a mainprise, as W' alter the elder 
has besought the king to order those packs of his cloth to be dearrested and 
delivered to Walter son of W^ alter and Henry as his proctors, as those packs, 
sealed with divers seals of 19 packs of Walter's cloth laded in a cog called 
' la Jnliane ' of Lescluse, were lately arrested by the sheriff at Portesmuth 
for divers causes and were taken thence to Farham and are detained in the 
sheriff's custody there of the livery of John de Codyngton, the king's clerk, 
appointed to supervise and appraise the cog and the goods found therein ; 
and although for certain evidences shown before the council the king might 
reasonably delay the restitution of the packs, yet at the request of the 
advocate, echcvins and consuls of Ypres who are of his friendship and 
alliance, who have testified that the packs belong to Walter, the elder, and 
to none other, and that Walter son of Walter and Henry are his proctors, 
and because those proctors have found before the king in chancery, James 
Waterbalth and lioger Sterre of the city of London, mainpernors, who have 
undertaken to answer and satisfy Walter, the elder, for the 7 packs or the 
price thereof, and to preserve the king's indemnity if the 7 packs are exacted 
from him by some other, the king wishes to show favour to Walter. 

By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 
l('/.)l. 4.S. Oi'/. in 969Z. 16s. Hd. if they find upon viewing the bills of the 
wardrobe and inspecting the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer that J. 
bishop of Carhsle is bound to the king in 169/. 4.s. Oi^/. and that the king is 
hound to him in 969Z. 16n. 8'/. as he has besought the king to order 
such allowance to be made to liim, as the king is bound to him in 
969/. 16s. H(J. as may appear by divers l)ills of the wardrobe in his 
possession, and he is bound to the king in 169/. Is. Oi'/. for divers causes. 

By K. 



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CALENDAR Oi^' CLOSE ROLLiS. 



1343. 

June 10. 
Wostminstev. 



June 13. 

Westminster. 



June 12. 
Westminster. 



June 3. 

Westminster 



June IG. 

Westminstc.' 

Juno 12. 

Westminster 



Membrane 4 — ccftit. 

To Roymuncl Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot and monks of the 
church of St. Peter, Westminster, a tun of wine of the prise of London for 
the morrow of St. liotulph next, for the celebration of divine service in 
that church, in accordance with the charter of Henry III, confirmed by 
the present king, granting them a tun of wine of the prise of London to be 
received yearly on the said day. 

To the sheriH' of Southampton. Order to purvey hay, straw, litter and 
other necessauies for the maintenance of the king's foals in his park of 
Odiham for the next year, and deliver them to Menaudus Brocaz, keeper of 
the king's stud this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place, by 
indenture, and to pay to the keeper of the foals his accustomed wages for 
the time when they are in arrear to him and henceforth. By C. 

To the collectors of wool in the port of Southampton. Order to pay to 
Richard Paueter what is in arrear to him of his wages as controller of the 
custom of wines, wool, hides and wool-fells, of the custom of 3d. in the 
pound and other small customs and prests due both by native and by alien 
merchants, from 10 January in the 1-ith year of the reign, on which day 
the king committed that office to him to hold during good conduct, receiving 
the accustomed wages therein, beyond the 11. 10s. paid to him by the late 
collectors, and to pay him such wages henceforth so long as they are 
collectors, as the king ordered William de Braundeston and Richard 
Imberd, late collectors of customs in that port, to pay to Richard such 
wages as others had previously received for that office for the time when 
they were collectors, and they paid to Richard 11. lO.v. in part payment of 
his said wages, as they have certified the king in chancery. 

To the keeper of the islands of Gereseye, Gernereye, Serk and Aureneye. 
Order to take diligent information upon the value of the priory of St. 
Magloire {de Sancto Xlaijiorii)), ISerk, by the oath of lawful men of those 
islands, and if he finds that the priory does not exceed the yearly value of 
■4U.S-. then to amove the king's hand therefrom and permit the prior to hold 
the priory and the goods pertaining thereto in aid of his maintenance, and 
if the priory exceeds the value of 40s. yearly then to cause answer to be 
made to the king for what is over and to deliver 40.s-. yearly to the prior for 
the time that the priory is in the king's hand and that he siays there, as 
brother John Duraunt, prior of that priory, which is a cell of the abbey of 
Mounbourc in Normandy and of the king's patronage and the foundation 
of his ancestors, has besought the king to prbvide for his maintenance or to 
amove him from the priory, as the priory does not exceed the yearly value 
of 40s. and because the goods thereof do not suffice for the maintenance of 
the prior, who is bound to celebrate divine service there for the souls of the 
king's progenitors, he receives the residue of his maintenance from the said 
abbey, and now the priory is taken among the other houses of the alien 
religious of the power of France in those islands. 

To the sheriti" of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Peter ilo Watford, who is insufficiently qualified, as 
the king has learned from trustworthy testimony. 

To the sheriti' of Oxford and Berks. Order to cause hay, straw, litter and 
other necessaries to be purveyed for the maintenance of the king's horses 
and stud for the present winter season, and to deliver them by indenture 
to Menaldus Brocaz, or to him who supplies his place, and to pay to the 
keepers of the horses their accustomed wages for the time that these are in 
arrear to them, and to pay them such wages honcoforth as long as he is 
sheriil. 



17 EDWAUJ) lil.— Paiit 1. 



7a 



1343. 

May 4. 

Westminster. 



June 20. 

Westminster. 



June 20. 

Windsor 



, Membrane '4 — cont. 

To Henry Gernet, eschoator in cos. Essex, Hcrtfonl and Middlesex. 
Order to accept security from Robert Sturmy, son and heir of John 
Sturmy, for rendering his reasonable relief at the exchequer and to give 
him seisin of all the lands of which his fathur was seised at his death in 
his demesne as of fee, saving to Maud, late John's wife, her reasonable 
dower from the said lands, as the king has taken Robert's homage for all 
the lands which John held in chief and has rendered the lands to him. 

Byp.s. [15340.] 

Vacated because word for word on the roll of fines. 

To Robert de Bereford, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to John le 
Latymer, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in chief in that 
bailiwick. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to pay to John de Clone whom Richard 
earl of Arundel and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
trespasses and excesses in that county, deputed to pursue the king's affairs 
before them, and who remained in the session every day from Sunday in 
the second week of Lent in the 15th year of the reign for three weeks 
following, as the earl has certified in chancery, 2.s. a day for his expenses 
of the money of forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged befoje 
the justices. By K. 



June 20. 
Windsor, 



July 2. 
Windsor. 



June 19. 
Henley. 



June 20. 

Westrninater. 



Membrane 3. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the wax to be 
renewed about the body of Edward I. in the monastery of Westminster. 
[Fcedera.] By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the rolls 
of accounts and those of the collectors of customs in the port of Boston and 
of Master Robert de Askeby appointed to receive a subsidy of 40s. a sack 
of wool taken out of the realm, in Flanders, and to supersede the demand 
made upon Anthony Bache and William de Melcheburn for 600^. for the 
said subsidy as for 600^. which they lent to the king in his great need in 
parts beyond the sea, the king granted them a passage of 800 sacks of wool 
in the port of Boston, quit of the custom and subsidy, by virtue of which 
grant they caused the wool to be so taken, and the king ordered Robert to 
permit them to take the wool to Flanders and do their pleasure therewith 
without exacting anything of them for the said subsidy, and now the king 
has learned that the treasurer and barons have charged Anthony and 
William with 600Z. for the said subsidy upon Robert's account rendered at 
the exchequer, because no mention was made in the writ that the king 
pardoned them that subsidy. By p.s. 

To the same. Like order to supersede the demand which they have made 
upon Thomas Corp for iOl. for the same subsidy, as for 201. which he lent 
to the king in parts beyond the sea the king gave him a passage of 20 sacks 
of wool in the port of London, quit of the custom and subsidy, and he took 
the 20 sacks by virtue of that grant, and the king ordered Master Robert 
de Askeby to permit Thomas to take the wool to Flanders and do his pleasure 
therewith, without exacting anything of him for that subsidy. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause the prior of Durham to have 
seisin of a messuage in Staunford which Robert do Apethorp of Staunford 



74 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



July 20. 
Clarendon 



July 12. 
East Dean. 



Aug. 5. 
Westminster 



July 28. 
Clarendon. 



July 12. 
Waltham. 



Membrane '6 — cont. 

held, who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that the messuage has been in the king's hands for a 
year and a day, that Robert held it of the prior and that Alice de Cretford 
had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the 
king. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port 
of London. Order to deliver to Tidemannus de Lymbergh and John atte 
Wold or to their attorney lO.s. of each sack of wool, lO.s. of every 300 
wool-fells and 20.s. of every last of hides taken out of that port and the 
custom due thereon, in accordance with the agreement made with them for 
themselves and their fellows, merchants of Ahuain, for the said sums, until 
they are satisfied for all the debts in which the king is bound to them. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : — 
The collectors in the port of Boston. 
The collectors in the port of Newcastle i^pon Tyne. 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 
The collectors in the port of Southampton. 
The collectors in the port of Lenue. 
The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to permit 
Bartholomew Thomasyn, spicer of London, to l^de 56 sacks of wool in that 
port and take them to the chapter in Flanders after paying \ mark a sack 
for the custom, as for a certain sum in which the kmg was bound to him 
for wax, spices, and divers other things touching the ofHce of the great 
wardrobe, bought of him as might appear by bills in his possession under 
the seal of Thomas Crosse, keeper of the wardrobe, the king assigned to him 
56 sacks of the arrears of wool due by the assessors and collectors of wool 
in CO. Devon for the past year, for the sort thereof beyond the custom of 
^ mark. 

Vacated because it wax surrendet-ed and is otherwise beluw. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Walter Mundevyll and Philip his brother to 
lade in that port and take to the staple in Flanders, after paying A mark a 
sack for the custom, 9 sacks of the arrears of wool for the past year in co. 
Essex, sold to them by the king. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to cause the own wool of Thomas de Swanlond to be laded under the 
names of those whom he shall nominate in that port, giving allowance of 
20s. for the first year and of a mark for the two following years, in the 
subsidy on each sack, until he is satisfied for 421/. 2>s-. 1</., as although the 
king ordered them to make such allowance to Thomas up to the said sum, 
in which the king was bound to him for his wool taken to Hui'draght, yet 
the king wishes to show favour to him, as he fears to transmit his wool to 
Flanders under his ow'n name for certain causes shown before the king 
and his council. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to direct all the 
abbots and priors of the Cistercian and Premonstratensian ordei's in 
England to bring the apportum which they owe to their superiors m parts 
beyond the sea and the arrears thereof to the exchequer, because all the 
possessions, rents and goods of thi* alien religious in Knglaml are to be de- 
livered into the king's hand by reason of the war with France, and if the 



17 EDWARD III.— Pakx 1. 



75 



1343. 



July 10. 
East Dean. 



May 26. 
Hertford. 



June 20. 
Windsor. 



July 19. 

Windsor. 



June 21. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 3 — cnnt. 

abbots and priors refuse to do this they shall distrain and compel them, as 
the king is informed that the abbots and priors of those orders of parts 
beyond the sea send certain envoys to the abbeys and priories subject to 
them in England to make the apportum due to them without delay. 13y K. 

To the same. Order to cause the accounts of the collectors and receivers 
of the wool granted by parliament in the 15th year of the reign to be recti- 
fied, calling the collectors and receivers before them if necessary and make 
them answer for the increment, so that it may be delivered to those to 
whom it ought, and to cause all those who are bound to render accounts to 
come before them to do so, as the king has learned that the collectors and 
receivers received a great increment in the collection of the wool, for which 
they have given no satisfaction to those from whom they received the wool 
as to the king. By K. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon the prioress 
and sisters of the house of St. James without Canterbury for the wool 
touching them for the 15th and 16th years of the reign, discharging both 
them and the collectors of wool, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by John de Vieleston, sheriff of Kent, that the lands, goods and 
faculties pertaining to that house are worth nothing beyond the maintenance 
of the prioress and sisters and their Serjeants and the other charges 
incumbent upon the house. By p.s. [16471.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order not to 
permit any wool to be laded in that port before they are properly informed 
of what sort it is and for what price it was bought, so that answer may be 
made to the king for the forfeiture pertaining to him, as it is ordained with 
the assent of the parliament lately held at Westminster that the wool of all 
the counties of the realm shall be sold for a certain price and not below 
upon pain of forfeiture, and the king has caused this to be proclaimed in all 
the counties. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the ports of Boston, London, 
Kyngeston upon Hull and Berwick upon Tweed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the prioress and nuns of Davyngton for wool, sheaves 
and lambs granted by the community of the realm and for the tenth 
granted by the clergy, and to discharge them and also the collectors and 
receivers of the ninth of wool and the tenth, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by John de Vieleston, escheator in co. Kent, that the goods 
and faculties of the priory of Davyngton are worth nothing beyond the 
maintenance of the prioress and nuns and for the alms and other works of 
piety ordained there, and they hardly suffice for these. By p.s. 

To the same. Like order in favour of the prioress and nuns of Chest- 
hunt, CO. Hertford, whose goods and possessions do not suffice for their 
maintenance, as the king is certainly informed, and the king having com- 
passion on their estate wishes them to be discharged of the ninth and tenth 
for the present year. By p.s. [15496.] 



MEMBRANE 2. 

June 27. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 

WestminRt-jr. GodekinuB de Revele, the elder, the king's merchant, 50 marks for Mid- 

Bummer past, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 100 marks to 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



June 28. 

Westminster 



July 4. 
Westminster, 



July 3. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

be received yearly of the issues of those customs for life, as the kin^ granted 
to Robert do Forestji 100 mavks to be received ycurly for life of the customs 
in that port, and afterwards lie bethought the king to transfer those 100 
marks to Godelanus and the king did so with the assent ot the parliament 
held at Westminster on Wednesday after Sunday in Mid Lent in the 14th 
year of the reign. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order tb supersede the 
demanil made upon the prior and convent of Sempyngham for a pension of 
10 marks and for the arrears thereof, as the late king gave licence to the 
abbot and convent of Lundors in Scotland to assign the advowson of 
^Vyssingdene church, co. Rutland, to the prior and convent of Sempyngham, 
and afterwards the said king by other letters patent gave licence to the same 
prior and convent to appropriate the church and hold it for their own 
uses ; and subsequently the abbot and convent of Lundors by reason of the 
said licence released to the same prior and convent their right of patronage 
in the church with the glebe thereof and a pension of 10 marks which they 
received yearly in the church from antiquity, and the present king has 
ratified the said grants and has of his especial favour pardoned the prior 
and convent of Sempyngham the trespass which they made in acquiring the 
said pension and has also pardoned them any arrears thereof and all other 
appurtenances. By K. and C. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to take into the 
king's hand without delay all the lands, goods and chattels pertaining to 
the priory of Grandmont {de Gramll Monte) in Eskedale in that county, 
which is a cell of the abbey of Grandmont in the power of France, and to 
keep it safely until further order, and to take an inquisition concerning the 
apportum which the prior is bound to make to the abbey and of the said 
goods and chattels, their nature and price, how many monks or canons and 
Serjeants of the priory they ought to maintain and for how much they can 
reasonably be maintained, and of other charges incumbent upon the priory, 
and to send that inquisition to chancery without delay, certifying the king 
of all his action in the matter, and to cause reasonable maintenance to be 
found for the prior and convent and for their Serjeants and the other 
charges incumbent upon the priory out of the issues thereof until further 
order, as the king has learned that the priory was not taken into his hand 
among the other lands of religious and other ecclesiastical men of the power 
of France and that answer is not made to the king for the apportum which 
the prior is bound to make yearly to the abbot beyond the sea. By C. 

The like to Thomas de Swynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford, 
to take into the king's hand the priory of Malberbury, co. Salop, which is a 
cell of the abbey of»Grandmont in the lordship and power of France. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
sums of money which they shall find to have become of greater value 
according to the rate of the tenth granted with the clergy or for the 
time when the temporalities of the archbishop, dean and chapter of 
Kouen at Killuni and Kyngcsclere were in the hands of the archbishop 
of York, to be levied without delay, as it was found among other things 
in a certificate made by the treasurer anil barons by the king's order that 
the temporalities of the said archbishop of Killum were taxetl at 
75/. 11n. 71/. with the clergy of York diocese and that the temporalities 
of tlic dean and chapter of Rouen at Kyngesclere were taxed at t»(.W. 
with the clergy of Winchester diocese, and they used to answir the 
king according to that taxation with the clergy of those dioceses for 



17 EDWAllD 111— Part 1. 



77 



1343. 



July 20. 

Clarendon. 



July 5. 
Farnham. 



July 20. 
Clarendon. 



June 15. 

Westminster. 



Mevihrane 2 — c(mt. 

the time when the temporalities were in the hands of the archbishop, dean 
and chapter, as may fully appear by the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer, and it is also found in the rolls of the parcels of taxation of the 
fifteenth and tenth i^ranted by the community of the realm in co. York for 
the time when those temporalities came into the; hands of William, arch- 
bishop of York, that the collectors of the triennial tenth and fifteenth in 
the East Riding, co. York, charged themselves in their accounts with 20s. 
for the first, and 20.?. for the second of the three years for the fifteenth 
of the archbishop's goods in Killum, and the king has considered that the 
temporalities should be taxed at the rate of the tenth as they were when in 
the hands of the archbishop, dean and chapter of Rouen, or at a greater 
sum if they are worth it, because they are of the king's ancient demesnes it 
is said and ought to be taxed at the tenth with the king's other demesnes. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to receive security from all those who wish to take wool, 
hides or wool-fells out of that port that they will take them to the staple 
at Bruges in Flanders and not elsewhere, and not to permit any wool, etc. 
to' cross before they have taken such security and are certified of the sort of 
wool, the price for which it was bought and that it is the property of those 
in whose names it is laded. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : — 
The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 
The collectors in the port of Bristol. 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The collectors in the port of Boston. 
The collectors in the port of Lenn. 
The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to receive 300 stones, 
which the king has ordered the sheriff of Kent to have quarried at Folkestan 
for the king's engines and brought to Southampton, from the said sheriff, 
and keep them safely until further order, as the sheriff has certified the king 
that he has delivered the stones to them. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause as much canvas as is necessary 
for sacking 450 sacks of wool by which the ministers of that county made 
fine with the king before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, and 
which the king ordered to he collected by the sheriff and other lieges, to be 
bought and purveyed, and the wool to be packed therewith. By C. 

To Saier Lorymer. Order to deliver 40 quarters of wheat, if not sold by 
him, or the price thereof if sold, to Henry Speke and Haukyn Suderman, 
without delay, if he find tliat the wool found in their ship did not belong to 
them and was placed therein without their knowledge and that they paid the 
custom for the wheat, as they have besought the king to order the wheat 
to be delivered to them, as they placed it in a ship in the port of Newcastle 
upon Tyne to be taken to Guelders, and they paid the custom thereon, and 
the ship and corn were arrested by Saier and taken into the king's hand as 
forfeit at Kirkelerod near Great Yarmouth in sailing to the said parts, 
because certain wool was found therein not customed, although it did not 
belong to them and was placed in the ship without their knowledge. By C. 



78 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

July 1. 

Westminster. 



July 28. 
Clarendon. 



July 25. 
Clarendon 



July 2G. 
Clarendon 



June 16. 
Westminster. 



Mem BR AN K 1. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with the 
receivers of the wool last granted in the West Riding, co. York, for the sale 
of that wool and charge them with so much per sack as the wool of the 
said Riding was sold by the king to the merchants, and to allow to the 
receivers in their account what they shall be found to have paid to Walter 
de Harpham, warden of the hospital of 8t. Mary,Bouthum, of the money of 
such sale in allowance for the 4 sacks of wool taken fi;om him, as the 
king ordered the receivers to cause the wool of the Riding to be sold up to 
the sum of 32 marks, at which the price of the 4 sacks is extended, and 
to pay the 32 marks to the said keeper [as in this Calendar 15 Edward III, 
paije 329] . 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to deliver to 
W^illiam de Melchebourn and Walter de Chiryton, attorneys of certain 
merchants of the realm, all the customs and subsidy of wool, hides, fells 
and merchandise in that port, except the assignments previously made 
upon the customs and subsidy to magnates and the merchants of Almain, 
in accordance with agreements made between the king and the said mer- 
chants of the realm, granting them all the customs both old and new and 
the subsidy of 40s. granted for three years in the last parliament, from 
Midsummer last to Michaelmas. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : — 
The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
The collectors in the port of Boston. 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 
The collectors in the port of Lenu. 
The collectors in the port of Bristol. 
The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to William de Notton, 
appointed with other lieges to hear and determine divers trespasses and 
excesses committed by the king's ministers and others in that county, 70s. 
for his expenses for fourteen days, to wit from 2 June last to the loth of 
that month inclusive, when he was attendant upon the premises in going 
from London to Winchester and staying there, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him of 5s. a day for his expenses to be received by the hands 
of the sheriff of the money of forfeited issues, fines and amercements 
adjudged before those justices. 

To Edward prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester. Order 
to cause all wool brought from any countifis of England to Wales, Cornwall 
and Chester to be arrested without delay and kept safely until further order, 
not permitting any wool of the realm to be laded in those parts, so that the 
king be not defrauded of his customs and forfeitures, and the prince shall 
not omit this upon pain of the loss of his liberties, as several merchants 
and others have bought wool in divers counties of England below the price 
ordained in the last parliament held at Westminster, contrary to the 
ordinance and ])roclamation thereupon, and they take such wool to Wales, 
Cornwall, and Chester to lade there without paying the custom and subsidy 
to the king. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
extracts of Thomas Wake of Lydell and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Suffolk, of the tines, 
issues and amertements adjudged before them, to be delivered to John de 
Wyngefeld and John de Aspale, and all the money thereof to he levied by 



17 EDWAlll) 111.— Paut 1, 



79 



1343. 



July 27. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 1 — ccmt. 

John and John, and answer therefor to be made at the exchequer by John 
de Aspalc, who is charged with the receipt thereof, as the king lately 
appointed John, John and Thomas de Batesford, sometime sheriff of 
Norfolk and Suffolk, to levy and collect the money both of those in co. 
Suffolk and of those dwelling in co. Norfolk who were ministers in co. 
Suffolk, by extracts of the justices to be delivered to them, so that they 
should receive the money and be charged therefor, and afterwards on 18 
October last the king discharged Thomas of that collecting for certain 
causes. By C. 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to John de Thamworth, the king's clerk, 3s. id. for each of twenty 
eight days remaining, in full satisfaction of his wages, as the king lately 
sent him with other lieges to the parts of the islands of Gernereye, Geresey, 
Serk and Aureney on certain affairs, and he was sixty-eight days in going, 
staying there and returning thence, to wit from the last day of March past 
to 6 June following, inclusive, as the king is fully informed, and the king 
ordered 10 marks to be delivered to John upon his expenses in going to the 
said parts, which sum the king wishes to be allowed for his wages for forty 
days of the said time, to wit at 3s. id. a day. By C. 



MEMBRANE 3Sd. 

Jan. 27. William de Burton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Eleanor de 

Kennington. Bello Monte 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment.*^ 
Cancelled on payment. 

Jan. 28. William Wayte of Ledes acknowledges that he owes to Roger Fynche of 

Kennington. London, ' taverner,' SI. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

Thomas Wake of Lydel puts in his place Robert de Asshe to prosecute 

the execution of a recognisance for iOl. made to him in chancery by 

William de Walyngford, parson of Gymyngham church in the diocese of 
Norwich. 

Jan. 30. Thomas de Gillynge, Geoffrey Julyan and Henry de Tapton acknowledge 

Kennington. that they owe to William de Ellesworth 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

John son of Richard de Welyngoure puts in his place John de Sapurthon 

and William de Glatton to defend the execution of a recognisance for lOOZ. 

made by him in chancery to William son of William Hamelyn of 
Welyngoure, clerk. 

John Gerveys the elder, John Gerveys the younger, Robert Hardy, Richard 
de Sompton, Richard Gerveys the elder, Richard Gerveys the younger, 
Richard de Krhethe, John Pago the elder, William Galoun the elder, John 
Colle, John atte Barre and John Page the younger acknowledge that they 
owe to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffork, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 



' Tested by the keeper of England, as are the succeeding entries until the time of the 
king's return. 



80 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Jan. 81. 
KouniiiRton. 



Jan. 31. 
Keuiiint'ton. 



Feb. 1. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 8. 
Kennington 



Jan. 81. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Memhraiir HSd — eont. 

William son of Robert Pieot of Patcswik and Walter de Rougheye 
acknowledge that they owe to John Fermer of Foxherde, Richard de Stok, 
parson of Lavenhaui church, and Thomas de Bockyng, clerk, 40 marks; to 
be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Henry Ciernet acknowledges that he owes to William de Boyleston, clerk, 
20 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Peter le Knyght of Redbourn and William his son acknowledge that they 
owe to Robert Albyn 'dil. 19s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 

Robert de Byker, parson of Shadyngfeld church, diocese of Norwich, 
acknowledges that he owes to Master John de Langetoft, 10/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Sufiblk. 

William Vyvyan of Rokesle acknowledges that he owes to Robert son of 
Ralph de Knaresburgh, saucer of the household of Queen Philippa, 100^ ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city 
of London. 

William de Arches acknowledges that he owes to John de Crukern 40s. ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Gloucester. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Richard de Brustewyk, 
attorney of Peter Gretheved, chamberlain of Berwick upon Tweed, from 
Walter Helleward, then mayor of Kyngeston upon Hull, of 100 marks, by 
virtue of the king's writ to Walter. Dated at Kyngeston upon Hull on 
Monday the feast of the Epiphany, 16 Edward III. 

]\lemorandum that Peter Gretheved came into chancery at Westminster on 
3 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield for the portion of 
the ninth touching of the prebends of Eccleshale, Brewod, Colewich, 
Allerwas, and Berkeswich in co. Stafford and also for 201. beyond that 
portion, until Midsummer next. By letter of the keeper. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause John le Rente, John Coleman 
the younger, John le Knyght, Peter le Coteller, John de Reschemere, 
Bartholomew Eter, John Lechemere and Nicholas Cardeneye to come before 
the council at Westminster on Monday after the quinzaine of the Puritication 
next, to inform the council upon certain things to be proposed to them 
there, and further to do and receive what shall be ordained by the council. 

ByC. 



To John le Rente. Order to be before the council on the said day. 



The like to the following, to wit ;- — 
John Coleman the younger. 
Bartholomew E.ter. 
John le Knyght. 
John Lechemere. 



ByC. 



Peter le Coteller. 
Nicholas Cardeneye. 
John do Ixescheniere. 



Enrolment of grant by Robert son of Sir John de Broxbourne, knight, to 
Lady Margery, late the wife of the said Sir John and his male heirs by 
her of all the manor of Bradefeld near Mimytre, ISO acres of land. 9 acres 
of meadow, 60 acres of pasturi', 180 acres of wood, 12 acres of alders and 
40s. rent in the towns of BradefeUI, Didham and Misteleve. Witnesses: 



17 EDWAPtD III.— Part 1. 



81 



1343. 



Feb. 10. 
Kennington. 



Jan. 17. 
Kennington. 



Sept. 13. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster 



Membrane 83*/ — cnnt. 

William de Teye, John de la Grave, Geoffrey de Ruly, Ijeticia do Braden- 
ham, John de Broraleye, John Michel, John de Borffholto. Dated at 
]3radefeld on Sunday the feast of the Purification, 17 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert son of John de Brokesbourne, knight, to 
John de Suttone of Wyvenho, knight, of all that messuage with all the 
lands which the said Jonn de Broxbourne acquired of William de Boxtede 
in the town of Bradefeld, co. Essex, and also all those lands called ' Hunes- 
lond ' and ' Stebbyngeslond' in the said town of Bradefeld, to hold for life. 
William de Teye, John de Sancto Claro, John Michel, John 
Manytre, Leo de Bradenham, John de Wylby, John de 
Dated at Bradefeld on Sunday the feast of the Purification, 
III. 

Memorandum that Robert son of John came into chancery at Westminster 
on 6 February and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 



Witnesses : 
Gernon of 
Bergholte. 
17 Edward 



Thomas de Leuesham acknowledges that he owes to Master John de 
Thoresby, clerk, 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to permit John de Tolle- 
well to take 100 quarters of corn from that port to Flanders in certain ships 
of Flanders, in accordance with the king's grant to him, after taking 
security from him that he will take the corn to Flanders and not to other 
parts in the king's enmity, and that he will receive a like security from 
those to whom the corn is delivered in Flanders that it shall not be sent to 
the king's enemies, and that he will bring back the letters of James de 
Artfeld testifying this, to be sent to the king in chancery by the mayor 
and sheriffs, provided that John do not take out of the realm any sterlings 
or wool, wool-fells or hides not customed contrary to the ordinance and 
proclamation. By C. 

John de Sholle acknowledges that he owes to John de Gaynesburgh 20 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Hereford. 

John de Briggewater, clerk, and John de Alvynton acknowledge that 
they owe to David de Wolloure, clerk, 60s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Dorset. 
(Cancelled on payment. 

Brother William Seregotz, prior of Leuesham, proctor and general 
attorney of the abbot and convent of the monastery of St. Peter, Ghent, in 
England, acknowledges that he owes to John de la Rokele, citizen and corder 
of London, lOOL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of the lands, chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods of the abbot and convent in co. Kent. 

Andrew de Medestede puts in his place William de Tikhill, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100^. made to him in chancery 
by John son of John Lascy. 

To William Basset and his fellows justices of assize in co. Lancaster. 
Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the assize ot novel 
disseisin which Ilenry son of Robert de Birches has arramed against Nicholas 
de Langoford, who is staying in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, 
while he is in that service, as the king as ordained that assizes of novel 
disseisin arramed against lieges about to set out in his service for the 
defence of the realm shall be continued in the form aforesaid. By p.s. 



30.58 



82 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 80. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Kennington. 



Fob. 12. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 32(1. 

To Moniildiis Brocas. Order to cause all tbe great borses in bis custody 
to come witbout delay to tbe palace of Westminster, to do witb tbem wbat 
sball bo ordained by tbe cbancellor and treasurer and otbers of tbe council. 

The like to tbe following, to wit : — 
William do Fremeleswortb. 
Ed [mund] do Tydemersb. 

To tbe bailiffs of Ipswicb. Order to permit Jobn Cbaucer of London to 
take -40 quarters of wbeat to Flanders, in accordance witb tbe king's grant 
to bim, after taking security from bim tbat be will not take tbe wheat else- 
where, and will receive a like security from those to whom the wheat is delivered 
tbat they will not send it to tbe king's enemies, and that he will bring back 
the letters of James Dartefeld testifying this, to be sent to tbe king in 
chancery by the bailiffs, so that if the ships in which the wheat is laded are 
of the realm of England, John sball bring them back to the port of Portes- 
muth before 1 March next for the passage of tbe magnates and other lieges 
about to go thence to the king. Proviso that John shall not take out of 
tbe realm any sterlings or wool, hides and wool fells not customed, contrary 
to tbe ordinance and proclamation. 

Tbe like to tbe following, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Essex for Henry Oliver and Thomas atte Leye of London 
for lading 100 quarters of wheat in tbat county and taking them to 
Flanders. By tbe keeper and C. 

Tbe bailiffs of Estyllebury for Jobn atte Court and John Goldbavek 
the younger for lading 160 quarters of wheat in that port in certain 
ships of Flanders, etc. By tbe keeper and C. 

Robert de Radeclif acknowledges tbat he owes to Robert de Oueston 
100^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lancaster. 

Cancelled on })ayment. 

Adam de Hulton, Roger de Hulton his son and Robert de Hulton, 
Roger's brother, acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Radeclif 92Z. ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Lancaster. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Faucomberge of Skelton, sometime eberiflf of York, acknow- 
ledges tbat he owes to Francis Bandini and his fellows, merchants of Lucca, 
100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

Robert de Bereford, knight, acknowledges tbat be owes to Walter de 
Chiryton of London, merchant, oGL; to be levied etc. in co. Warwick. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Nicholas de Karliolo from 
Walter Ilelleward, then mayor of Kyngeston upon Hull, of 10/. in gold 
and silver by virtue of a writ of the king directed to Walter. Dated 
at Kyngeston upon Hull on Monday the feast of the Epiphany, 
16 Edward IIL 

Memorandnm that Nicholas came into chancery at Westminster on 10 
February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Edward Haunsard acknowledges that be owes to Henry Pirybrok lOt. ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Liuoolu. 



17 EDWAKD III.— Part 1. 



88 



1343. 

Feb. 15. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 17. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 2G. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 28. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 28. 
Byfleet. 



Membrane 32(1 — cont. 

Henry son of Robert de Baston acknowledges that bo owes to Gilbert de 
Salysbury, citizen and goldsmitb of London, lOOv. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph de Brok, parson of Gosberkirk church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to Master Walter de Bradewey, parson of 
Stratford Tony church, 200Z.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of indenture between Ralph de Brok, parson of Gosberkirke 
church and Walter de Bradewey, parson of Stratford Tony church, testifying 
that whereas Ralph is bound to Walter in 200Z. by the preceding 
recognisance, Walter grants that if Ralph pay him 100^. at the same terms, 
then the recognisance shall be null an4 void. Dated at Oxford on 18 
February, 17 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that both Ralph and Walter came into chancery at 
Westminster on 21 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Gerlethorp acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ravendale, clerk, 20s. id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The prior of Hurle acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe 
to the prior of Bustlesham 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Eglesfeld, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Kirkeby, parson of Worfeld church, 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Cumberland. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Eglesfeld, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Skeryngton, clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Cumberland. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Jan. 27. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 3\d. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Thomas de Heppeworth to Sir 
Robert de Bourgchier of all his right and claim in a croft called 
' Shoukyncroft,' containing 22 acres of land as enclosed with hedges and 
ditches, and in 2i acres of meadow called ' Bradefelderaede,' lying in the 
town of Halsted. Witnesses : William Pycot, John de Ilaukwode, Walter 
de Rouhey, John Nuthey the elder, William le Chapman. Dated at 
Halstede on Friday after St. Hilary, 16 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John son of Thomas came into chancery at West- 
minster on 'dO January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the arrayers of archers in co. Kent. Order to supersede the arraying 
of archers in that county and let any wlio are arrayed remain at home 
until further order, as the king is informed that several archers are arrayed 
in that county for his service in parts beyond the sea, and that great 
danger may come to the county by the king's enemies if the county is not 
provided with men, especially archers, because it is situated near the sea. 

By letter of the keeper. 



84 



CALENDAH OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Jan. 28. 
Westminsler. 



Jan. 30. 
Westminster. 



Jan, 31. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 2G. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 

Webtniinster. 



^[(•luhrout' Sid — co)it. 

To Reynumd Sepuyn, the king's butler, or to bis deputy in the port of 
Sandwich and to the mayor and bailitls of that town. Order to take 
security from John Palmer, master of a ship called ' la Nicholas ' of Mul- 
brok, to have that ship at Portesmuth before 1 March next for the passage 
of certain of the king's lieges to Britanny, and to deliver that ship with all 
its tackle and the goods and chattels therein and the freight of the ship to 
the said John, certifying the king of the security, as although the king 
lately appointed the butler or his deputy to arrest and keep safely until 
further order all ships which withdrew from the king's passage together 
with the masters and mariners thereof, and the butler arrested the said ship 
upon that pretext, yet it is clear by a bill under the seal of John de Monte 
Gomeri, then admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards 
the west, that the ship was delivered by the admiral to Bernard de Bearne 
and Fortenarius de Lescuyn for the passage of themselves and their men 
from England to Gascony. By C. 

To Eeymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to Robert de Lychefeld 
supplying his place in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to cause a ship called ^la Godeyare' of Dertemuth, whereof Walter Shetre 
is master, together with the freight and tackle, and the master and mariners 
thereof to be dearrested without delay and permit the ship to go to the 
passage of the king's lieges about to set out to Britanny at Portesmuth, as 
the king ordered the sheriff of Devon to receive security from the lord of 
that ship, which is in the service of William de Bohun earl of Northampton 
in the parts of Britanny, as fully appears by the earl's letters in chancery, 
and which has been arrested by the butler because it did not come to the 
king's passage, that he would cause the ship to go to the said passage before 
1 March next. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to dearrest without delay Robert 
Tynwhit, master of a ship called 'Z<i Nicholas' of Yarmouth, and his fellows, 
together with the ship, armour and other things, and to permit them to 
cross in the passage of certain of the king's lieges, by a mainprise, as 
Robert and his fellows, who were arrested for plundering a great ship called 
' Tarite ' near the Isle of Wight, and another ship called ' la Cogcj of 
Flanders' near the port of Portesmuth, have found before the king in 
chancery Hugh de Reppes, Adam de Snoryng of Lenne and Thomas 
Grymbald of Yarmouth of co. Norfolk, who have mainperned in chancery 
to have Robert and his fellows before the king to stand to right for the 
said plunder when the king or any other shall wish to speak to them 
thereon, and that they will be ready with the said ship at Portesmuth 
to sot out on the passage of Richard earl of Arundel, William de Clynton 
earl of Huntingdon, and other lieges about to go to the king, and to 
stay in that service for forty days at the cost of the said Robert and his 
fellows. By the keeper aiid C. 

To William de Clynton earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports. Order to dearrest without delay all ships 
of Flanders arrested for the passage of himself and other lieges to parts 
beyond the sea to the king, and to permit those and all others of Flanders 
coining henceforth to that bailiwick to cross without hindrance except to 
the king's enemies, although the king ordered him to arrest all ships found 
in the liberty of the ports, for that passage. By C. 

To Hugh do Berowyk, William de Newenham and John do Haulo, l>tulitTs 
of the port of Dertemuth. Order to deliver a ship called 'lu SeinU .V/ariVi>y</ ' 



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1343. 



Feb. 20. 
London. 



Feb. 20. 
Kennington. 



Membrane Sltl — cant. 

of the forest of Dene whereof Henry Pryk*' is master, together with 
the tackle and rio-,t,nng, to the said Henry, by a mainprise provided that the 
goods and merchandiao found in the ship are kept for the king's use until 
further order, as Guy Brian, John Possoun, Walter Yewan of co. Devon, 
have mainperned for Henry, whoso ship was arrested and delivered to the 
bailiffs by virtue of their commission to enquire concerning two ships called 
' Taritcs,' which plied at Dertemuth and Falomuth and were taken and 
plundered, because certain goods of those ' Tarites ' were found in that ship, 
to answer to the king for the said ship, if it ought to pertain to the king for 
the cause aforesaid and that Henry and the mariners of the ship will stand 
to right for the plunder when the king wishes to speak against them there- 
upon. By C. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to 
proclaim and cause to be observed the truce concluded at the request of the 
cardinals sent by the pope, between the king and his allies, and his adver- 



to endure from Michaelmas next for three 

ByK. 



saries of France and their allies, 
years. French. 
[F'cedera.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England and to the following, to wit : — 
The bishop of Durham. 

The justice of Chester or him who supplies his place. 
The warden of the Cinque Ports or him who supplies his place. 
The justiciary of Ireland or him who supplies his place. 
The justice of South Wales or him who supplies his place. 
The justice of North Wales or him who supplies his place. French. 
[IbicL] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to certify the king in chancery before 
Easter next concerning the number of benefices pertaining to the 
presentation or collation of alien religious, from the time when the lands 
of those religious were taken into the king's hand, to wit from 15 July in 
the 11th year of the reign, and also of the number of benefices pertaining 
to the presentation or collation of the archbishop of York at the time of 
the last voidance of the archbishopric, who presented thereto, whom and by 
what title, after taking inquisitions upon the matter and obtaining inform- 
ations in other ways. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
The sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. 
The sheriff of Leicester. 
The sheriff of Northumberland. 
The sheriff of Gloucester. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Like order with respect to the benefices 
pertaining to the presentation of alien religious and to that of the bishop 
of Lincoln at the time of the last voidance of the bishopric. 

The like to all the sheriffs in cos. Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, 
Northampton, Oxford, Bedford, Buckingham, Huntingdon and Rutland. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Like order with respect to the benefices 
pertaining to the presentation of alien religious. 

The like to all the sheriffs in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hunting- 
don, Essex, Hertford, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex, Southampton, Somerset, 
Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Salop, Stafford, Hereford, Worcester, Cumberland, 
Westmoreland, Lancaster, Warwick. 



• Pyk in the margin . 



86 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1343. 
Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 29. 
Kennington. 



Jan. 26. 
Kennington. 



Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 1. 
Kennington. 



MEMBRANE SOU. 

To the chamberlain of Berwick upon Tweed. Order to cause proclamation 
to be made that all merchants and others of co. Northumberland having 
wool, hides and wool- fells and wishing to take them to parts beyond, shall 
cause them to be taken to Berwick, paying there 40s. a sack, 40s. for every 
800 fells and 4/. for each last of hides beyond the ancient custom due 
thereon, until Midsummer next, and shall so take them to parts beyond the 
sea, until further order, in accordance with the ordinance of the king with 
the assent of the council, so that merchants may have greater occasion to 
go to that town. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Vieleston, sheriff of Kent, to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter 
next for rendering his account due at the exchequer on the morrow of the 
Purification next, as he is attendant upon the choosing and arrajang of 
archers in that county to go thence to Britanny and on the arrest and 
collection of ships for the passage of Richard earl of Arundel and William 
de Clynton earl of Huntingdon to the said parts. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause Thomas de Chisonhale, sheriff of 
Southampton, John Lenglissh, knight, Nicholas Appelman, and Richard 
Fromond to have respite until the morrow of the close of Easter next for 
rendering their account due on the morrow of the Purification next for the 
time when they were assessors and collectors of wool in that county, as 
Thomas is attendant upon the arraying of archers and the arrest of ships 
for the said passage. By C. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause Andrew Peverel, sometime 
sheriff of that county, to come before the king in chancery on Friday after 
the Purificciiion next to answer for the following matter, and further 
to do and receive what the king's court shall determine, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the present sheriff that Andrew 
arrested in the port of Seford 18 sarplars of wool and wool-fells which 
belonged to John Ilayward and Richard Dyne, and that John and Richard 
by a security which they had with Andrew, had conduct for carrying the 
sarplars from that port to Suthampton to receive coket there and that the 
sarplars were laded without that port in two ships whereof one was of 
Flanders, containing 7 sarplars which were laded in parts beyond the sea, 
and not coketted, and that 11 sarplars were laded in the ship of John 
Bourdon towards Suthampton. 

Roger de Bello Campo of Eton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
John Dengayne, knight, 200/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Dengayne, knight, acknowledges that ho owes to Roger de Bello 
Campo of Eton, knight, 540 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William Rotolf of Worcester acknowledges that he owes to John Lucas 
and John de Stretton 60.s-. ; to be levied etc. in co. Worcester. 

To Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmoreland and 
Lancaster. Robert Parvyng has shown the king that whereas Thomas de 
Ros lately held the manor of Cargowo of William do Karliolo, who lately 
forfeited to the king, by the service of a goshawk or of 1 mark thoroforaud 
by the service of 2s. 8*/. to cornage, and before the forfeiture William 
held the manor of John do Wvgetou, sometimo lord of the manor of 



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87 



1343. 



Feb. 16. 

Kennington. 



Feb. 19. 

Kennington. 

Feb. 15. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 20. 
Kennington. 



Membrane 30<l — cimt. 

Staynton, which Robert Parvyng acquired of Margaret, John's daughter 
and heir, of the said manor of Staynton by the same services, and the 
service of the goshawk is in arrear from the time of the forfeiture, 
both to the king and Robert, and because the manor is held of the king in 
mean by reason of the forfeiture, Robert is not able to distrain the tenant 
of the manor, wherefore he has besought the king to cause the said mark 
and arrears to be paid to him or to grant that he may distrain the tenant 
for the said service : the king therefore orders the escheator to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, and to send that inquisition to the king with- 
out delay with this writ. 

Brother John, prior of Bermundeseye, acknowledges for himself and con- 
vent that they owe to William de Huntyngdon, ' lynedraper,' 40 marks; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in CO. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Hethe, parson of Burton church and keeper of the hospital 
of Denewalle, diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, acknowledges that he 
owes to James de Wottenhull, clerk, 101. ; to be levied etc. in co. Salop. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to take Thomas de Berewyk, Robert de 
Sherbourn of Beverlaye, Thomas de Manby, Thomas de Lyndesaye, Robert 
Bayous, William de Dalton and Thomas Gra of York and cause them to be 
brought before the council, so that he have them there at London on the 
quinzaine of Easter next to do what shall be ordained by the advice of the 
Council and to cause all their lands, goods and chattels to be taken into the 
king's hand, so that he answer for the issues of the lands and for the goods 
and chattels at the exchequer, knowing that unless he execute this order 
well and diligently the king w'ill punish him severely, as the king several 
times ordered Thomas and others, to whom he sold the wool of co. York 
for the past year for a certain price, to pay certain sums of the money 
from the sale of that wool to Edward de Balliolo, king of Scotland, the 
bishop of Carlisle and other magnates w^hom the king sent to 
Scotland to stay there upon the safe custody of the march of England 
and the destruction of the king's Scottish enemies, upon their 
wages for the time that they should stay in the said parts in the king's 
service, showing what dangers from invasion by the Scots would arise if 
those magnates withdrew for lack of payment of those sums, yet Thomas 
and the others, having received the wool, did their will therewith and 
refused to pay the magnates anything of the said sums, wherefor several of 
the magnates have not been able to go to the said parts and others who 
went there have withdrawn and through the default of the merchants the 
Scots have invaded the realm, perpetrating many evils and retarding the 
king's expedition of war to Scotland. By C. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers trespasses in co. York. Order to supersede the taking of Nicholas de 
Karliolo by a mainprise, as he was indicted by certain of his rivals because 
while in the king's service at Kyngeston upon Hull, he would not consent 
to their frauds, before those justices because he received GOs. for the release 
of 4 pipes of Rhenish wine and 2,01. at one time and 201. at anothor time 
of divers merchants for the passage of certain non-customed wool, and he 
permitted 100 sacks to cross without the custom, for gifts, and he has found 
before the king in chancery Richard de Grymesby, John de Trente and 
William do Kynardby of co. Lincoln who mainporned to have him before 
the justices in their next session to stand to right in the premises. By C, 



88 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



[3^3 Membrane SOtl — cont. 

l^eb. 27. Roger do Haveryng, citizen of Loudon, acknowledges that he owes to 

Byfleet. John Brotyn, citizen and corder of London, 10/.; to bo levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Robert Haskyntyn of Strode of co. Kent acknowledges that he owes to 
John Brotyn, citizen and corder of London, lOZ. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Kent. 

McmorandiDii that Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and 
Middlesex, returned to chancery that he received the oath of Eleanor late 
the wife of John de Bello Monte, tenant in chief, that she would not marry 
without the king's licence and that he delivered to her all the lands in 
Little Grenford of which John died seised with a third part of the advow- 
son of the church of that town, to hold as her dower. 

March 8. Thomas de Welegh acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Wyke ■40/.; 
Westminster, ^q \)q levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Southampton. 

The same Thomas acknowledges that he owes to the same Richard 40/.; 
to be levied as aforesaid. — Robert Parvyng, the chancellor, received the two 
preceding recognisances. 



MEMBRANE 29</. 

Enrolment of grant by Roger Bavent, knight, to Richard de Carleton 
and Robert de Derby, citizens and skinners of London, of 20/. of free and 
quit rent, to be received yearly of all his manor of Shebourne, co. Kent, 
and of all his lands, rents, woods and tenements pertaining to that manor ; 
he also grants that if the said rent is in arrear for any time then Richard 
and Robert may enter the manor, distrain upon it and retain it until all 
the said arrears are paid. Witnesses : William de Cave, William de 
Bradelee, Thomas de Farnham, Robert de Eyneshani, citizens of London, 
Thomas le Hore, Robert Bromyng, John Hendeman. Dated at London on 
Friday the feast of St. Valentine, 17 Edward ITL 

Enrolment of demise by Roger Bavent, knight, to Richard de Carleton 
and Robert de Derby, citizens and skinners of London, of all his manor of 
Bhebourn, co. Kent, with his rents of Mallingg and Rochester (Hof.) in 
that county, with all lands, woods, meadows, pastures, advowsous and all 
other rights, commodities and appurtenances to hold in the same manner 
as they were lately in the possession of Lady Joan do Bavent, deceased, 
Roger's mother, from the day of the drawing up of these presents until 
Midsummer next, and from that day to the end of ten years, for a certain 
sum which Roger has received from the said Richard and Robert on the 
day of the drawing up of these presents ; and Roger will maintam 
and repair the manor and its appurtenances at his own cost. 
Witnesses : William de Cave, William de Bardeleo, Thomas de Farnham, 
Robert de Eynesham, citizens of London, Thomas le llore, RolnjrC 
Bromyng, John Hendeman. [nated as above.] 

Enrolment of sale by Roger Bavent, knight, to Richard de Carleton and 
Robert de Derby, citizens and skinners of London, of all the wood and 
underwood being and growing on the day of the drawing up of these 
presents in all the wooil pertaining to his manor of Shebourne, co. Kent, 
to do their will therewith with free access to all the place of the wood from 



17 EDWAE]) III.— Part 1. 89 



1343. 



Monbrane 29^/ — cont. 



now until Midsummer 1316, and he is bound by a bond on all his goods to 
guarantee the said wood to Richard and ilobert aj^^iinst all men, for a sura 
of money which he has received from Richard and Robert in London on 
the day that these letters were made. [Dated as above.] French. 

Enrolment of release by Roger Bavent, knight, to Richard de Carleton 
and Robert de Derby, citizens and skinners of London, of his manor of 
Sherbourne with his rents of Mallyng and Rochester and all other appur- 
tenances, to hold from the day of the drawing up of this to Midsummer 
next and from that feast to the end of ten years ; and as Roger has sold to 
Richard and Robert all the wood and underwood of the manor, as contained 
in the preceding deed, they grant that if Roger pay to them or to their 
attorney in the dwelling of Richard in the city of London 100^ at the said 
Midsummer following the date of this indenture, that then the deed of 
ferm of the manor and the letters of the sale of the wood shall be delivered 
to Roger and shall be annulled, and if Roger fail in the payment of the 
1001., then the said deed and letter shall remain in force. Witnesses : 
William de Cave, William de Bradelee, Thomas de Farnham, Robert de 
Eynesham, citizens of London, Thomas le Hore, Robert Bromyng, John 
Hendeman. Dated at London on Saturday after St. Valentine, 
17 Edward III. Frencli. 

Enrolment of power of attorney by Roger Bavent, knight, to Thomas de 
Overton to deliver to Robert de Derby, citizen and skinner of London, or 
to his attorney, a yearly pension of 201. of his manors of Chiltington and 
Hacchesham in accordance with Roger's deed to Robert. Dated at London 
on Tuesday after St. Valentine, 17 Edward III. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Roger Bavent, knight, released 
to Richard de Carleton and Robert de Derby, citizens and skinners of 
London, for a term of years, his manor of Shebourne, co. Kent, with his 
rent in Mallingg and Rochester in that county and with all appurtenances 
as is fully contained in an indenture made with them, and he has sold to 
them all his wood and underwood of Shebourne, as is contained in a certain 
letter of sale which he made to them, Roger has put in his place William 
Balls to deliver to Richard and Robert seisin of the manor, rents and 
appurtenances and also all the wood contained in the letters of sale. Dated 
at London on Tuesday after St. Valentine, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Roger, Richard and Robert came into chancery at 
Westminster on 18 February and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Benedict son of Richard de 
Normanton by a fine levied in the king's court, granted to Henry de Suthe- 
well, clerk, a messuage, 5 tofts and 7 bovates of land in Normanton near 
Suthowell to hold for life by the service of paying him lOZ. at a certain 
term contained in the fine, Henry has released to Benedict all his right and 
claim in all the said lands which are in I'enedict's seisin by his grant. 
Witnesses : Andrew le Horner of London, John son of Elias le Skynnere of 
London, William de Staunford of London, Richard son of William Kyng 
of Suthewell, clerk. Dated at London on 1 IMarch, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Henry came into chancery at the house of the Car- 
melite friars, London, on 1 March, and acknowledged the precedmg deed. 

Feb. 20. To the coroners in co. Gloucester. Order to attach Adam de Clayvyll, 

Kennint^ton. sub-escheator of Simon Basset, escheator and sheriff of that county, so that 

they have him before the king in chancery fifteen days from Easter next, 

to answer for his contempt and further to do and receive what the king's 



90 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Membrane 29(/ — cont. 



court shall dotermine, as on learning that Simon had found by an inquisi- 
tion of office that lands had been acquired in mortmain by divers abbots 
of Cirencester, for themselves and their house, without the king's licence, 
the king several times ordered Adam by divers writs, because Simon is 
with the king in parts beyond the sea, to do what was incumbent upon 
his office, and to send the inquisition to chancery on the quinzaine of 
Martinmas last, or to be there in person on that day to show cause why he 
refused to execute the said order, and Adam refused to send the inquisition 
on the said day, to execute his office or to come to chancery. 



Feb. 1. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 26. 
Kennington, 



Membrane 28d. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to attach Walter Helward and have him 
before the council in chancery on Monday in the first week of Lent to 
answer for his contempt, and further to do and receive what shall be 
determined by the council, as the king lately caused Walter, to whom 
certain ships in the water of Hull were delivered by Peter Notel and John 
de Sancto Neoto, appointed to arrest ships for the king's last passage, to be 
taken to that passage, to be before the king and his council on the octaves 
of Martinmas last to answer to the king why the ships did not come to the 
said passage, and on account of his excuses before the council on the said 
day the king gave him a day to be before the council on the octaves of 
Hilary following, to do what should be ordained by the council, and Walter 
withdrew and did not come on the said octaves. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
the quinzaine of Easter next the demand which the collectors of the yearly 
tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury in the diocese of 
Exeter make on the hospital of St. John the Baptist, Brugewater, so that 
in the meantime the king may cause what seems good to the council to be 
done, as it was found by a certificate of the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer returned to chancery that certain sums of money were exacted of 
the hospital for certain tenths on the clergy of the realm by Pope Clement, 
and that Edward I, because it was found by inspection of the letters patent 
of J. bishop of Winchester and O. bishop of Lincoln that the master and 
brethren of the hospital made no contributions to any tenths granted to the 
kings of England because their faculties did not suffice for their yearly main- 
tenance, ordered the treasurer and barons to discharge the master and 
brethren of the tenths, and they were thus quit thereof, and it was not found 
at the exchequer that the master and brethren paid any tenth there from 
23 Edward I, and the present king notified the premises to all whom it might 
concern, and now the king has learned from the plaint of the master and 
brethren that the said collectors of the yearly tenth strive to compel them 
to pay that tenth by ecclesiastical censures, whereupon they have besought 
the king to provide a remedy. 

To William Trussell. Order, upon sight of these presents, to come to 
London to inform the king upon certain affairs concerning which the king 
on his arrival in liOndon wishes to confer with hnu. By the keeper and C\ 

[lieport, Diijnity of a Peer, iv, p. 548.] 



Jan. 2G. Walter de Denluim, the king's yeoman, is sent to the prior and convent 

Kennington. of Spaldyng to receive such maintenance in that house for life as John do 

Preston, deceased, had there at the king's request. l>y p.s. 



17 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



91 



1343. 

Feb. 19. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 24. 
Kennington. 



Menibrane 28ti — cont. 

Alexander Luterel, knight, Edward Asshe, Nicholas do Rcyne, John 
Busher and John Breton acknowledge that they owe to Dinus Forcetti, 
Peter Reyneri, Nicholas Marini and their fellows, merchants of the society 
of the Bardi, 80^.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Chunet Robert, fellow of the said 
society. 

James Hauekyn of Great Waltham acknowledges that he owes to the 
prior of Holy Trinity, London, 40Z.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John de Agmodesham and 
Ellen his wife, by a fine made in the king's court between them and 
William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, have acknowledged that 2 
messuages, 322 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 40 
acres of wood and 33s. rent in Hurle, whereupon a plea of agreement was 
summoned between them in that court, are the earl's right, and they 
granted for themselves and Ellen's heirs that a messuage which William 
Beaudouz held for the life of Walter le Cok, and 6 acres of land which 
Walter le Cok held for the life of Eichard Hauard, and 15 acres of land, 
14 acres of wood and two parts of a messuage which John de Tothale, 
prior of Hurle, held for the life of Eichard, and 196 acres of land, 8 acres of 
meadow, 14 acres of pasture, 14 acres of wood and 22.s. rent which the prior 
held for the life of Eichard and Cristina, late the wife of William de Hurle, 
and 7 acres of land, 6 acres of wood and a third part of a messuage which 
Isabel late the wife of Geoffrey de Hurle held in dower, and also that 98 
acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, lis. 
rent and a third part of a messuage which Isabel held in dower of the 
inheritance of Ellen in the said town on the day that the aforesaid agree- 
ment was made, with remainder to the prior after Isabel's death, to hold 
for the life of Eichard if he should survive Isabel, and also the 98 acres 
of land, 4 acres of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, lis. rent 
and a third part of a messuage should remain to the prior after Isabel's 
death to hold for the life of Eichard and Cristina if they should survive 
Isabel, with reversion to John de Agmodesham and Ellen and Ellen's 
heirs after the death of Walter, Eichard, Cristina and Isabella, should 
remain to the earl and his heirs ; the earl has granted that the said 
tenements shall remain to John de Tothale, prior of Hurle and to the 
convent of that place. Witnesses : Nicholas de la Beche, John de Mere, 
John de Fienles, knights, William de Langele, Eobert de Burton, Thomas 
de Foxle, Henry de Pynkeny. . Dated at Hurle on 10 October, 
16 Edward HI. 

Enrolment of release by William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury to 
John de Tothale, prior of Hurle and the convent of that place, of all his 
right and claim in 2 messuages 822 acres of land 12 acres of meadow, 
20 acres of pasture, 40 acres of wood and 33s. rent, which belonged to 
Geoffrey de Hurle in Hurle, co. Berks. [Witnesses as above.] Dated at 
Hurle, CO. Berks, on 22 October, 16 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the earl came into chancery on 28 February and 
acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of granting deed testifying that whereas Eleanor late the 
wife of John Malmayns, knight, granted to Sir Peter do Gildesburgh, clerk, 
and John de Gildesburgh, his nephew, of her manor of Waldwarshare to 
hold for her life, rendering to her 20/. yearly, to wit ; at Christmas 100s. 
and 24 hens, at Easter 100s. and 12 capons, at Midsummer 100s. at 



92 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2 343. Membrane 28(1 — cont. 

IMichalemas lOO.s. ami at Martinmas 13 pigs, John Malmayns, son and heir 
of Eleanor, grants that Peter and John shall hold the said manor of him 
and his lioirs for seven years after his mother's death. Witnesses: 
John ]\lonyn, William de Langole, John de Ilamowold, John de Brendred. 
Dated at Plukele on 17 November, 16 Edward III. 

Mcniornntliim that John Malemeins came into chancery on 28 February 
and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrohnent of indenture testifying tliat whereas John Malmayns son and 
heir of John Malmayns, knight, granted to SirPeterdeGildesburgh, clerk, and 
to John de Gildcsburgh, his nephew, the manor of Waldwarshare for a term 
of seven years after the death of Eleanor late the wife of John Malmayns, 
knight, mother of John the son, the said Peter and John grant that if the 
ferm of the manor contained in the charter of grant be in arrear for a 
month after the terms contained in the charter, John Malmayns shall enter 
the manor without hindrance, and they grant that they will maintain all 
the houses in the manor for the said time without making any waste there 
except for the houses of the manor and then by the ordinance of John 
Malmayns or his attorney. [Dated ax above.] 

Meinorandam that Peter and John and John Malemeins came into 
chancery on 28 February and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 



MEMBRANE 21d. 

Feb. 25. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to supersede the execution of the 

Kennington. king's writ for exacting and the outlawry of Thomas de Knaresburgh as 
under the name of Sir Thomas de Knaresbnrjjh he was indicted before 
John de Stouford and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministers and others 
in that county, for certain trespasses committed by him, and now he is 
placed in exigent to be outlawed in that county as the king has learned by 
process held before Robert Parvying, Master John de Thoresby, Hamo de 
Derworthy and Hugh de Berewyk, whom the king has appointed to hoar 
and deterniine all the things not determined before John de Stouford and 
his fellows, together with the said John, by writ de judirio under the 
testimony of Eobart, directed to the sheriff, and Thomas has found the 
following mainpernors, to wit, Ralph de Wylyngham of co. Lincoln, 
Robert de Sprotle and John de Pokelyngton of co. York, and Gilbert de 
ChishuU of CO. Cambridge who have undertaken to have him before Robert 
and his fellows on the day on which the exigents are returnable, to answer 
the king for the premises. 

Feb. 24. To Roger Liswy, escheator in the isle of Wight, co. Southampton, and to 

Kennington. William do Ryngeburn, keeper of the lands in that island assigned to the 
king's chamber. Whereas by letters patent the king committed to brother 
Roger llariel, prior of Ap^ddercombo in that island, an alien, the custody 
of that priory and of all the lands pertaining thereto, which were taken into 
the king's hand by reason of the war with the men of Franco, to hold 
during the said war, for paying 06/. 13s. id. at the king's chamber yearly, 
and the prior found a mainprise for paying that ferm, and the king has 
learned that by reason of a suggestion, the truth being suppressed, of the 
abbot of Montebourg {de i>ancto I>ur;io), superior of the said prior, of the 
prior's death, who enjoys bodily health, the abbot made a commission of 
the custody of the priory to a certain fellow monk of his, now lately come to 
the realm, by reason whereof that monk strives to intrude himself by foive 



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Membrane 21(1 — cont. 



into the priory upon the king's seisin and to dispose of the lands, goods 
and chattels committed by the king to brother Roger ; the king therefore 
orders the said escheator and keeper not to permit the said monk or any 
other pretending to have a commission from the abbot for keeping the 
priory to enter the priory, to have any custody thereof or to ordain anything 
concerning the appurtenances of the priory during the king's commission 
to Roger, without the king's special order, and if they find any doing the 
contrary, who will not desist after a warning not to intermeddle, then to 
take them and keep them safely until further order. By C. 

The like, 'mutatis mutandis,' to the sheriff of Berks for the same prior. 

The like, 'tnutatis mutandis,' to the following for brother Roger, prior of 
Lodres, to wit : — 

The sherilf of Somerset. 

The sheriff of Devon. By C. 



Membrane 2Qd. 

Feb. 20. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to attach Robert Baker of Lughtburgh 

KenningtoE. and have him before the king and his council in chancery on the morrow 
of the close of Easter to answer for his contempt and further to do and 
receive what shall be ordained by the council, as the king lately 
assigned to Thomas de Lucy lllZ. 9s. Qd. in part papnent of debt 
due to him, and 191Z. 2s. upon his wages and those of his men then 
staying in the parts of the march of Scotland for the defence thereof 
and the repulse and destruction of the king's Scottish enemies, to 
be received by the hands of Robert of the wool of cos. Warwick and Rutland 
for the past year sold to him, and although the king ordered him by divers 
writs to pay the said 302Z. ILs. 6d. to Thomas or his attorney, and Thomas 
stayed for no small time in those parts with his men at arms, hobelers and 
others, and frequently sued to Robert for that payment, yet Robert did not 
care to make any payment of that sum to Thomas, and for lack of the pay- 
ment Thomas could not stay longer in the said march with his men, but 
withdrew himself as the king has learned. 

Jan. 10. To the sheriff of York. Order to go in person to the town of Kyngeston 

Westminster, upon Hull and to assemble before him the mayor, burgesses, merchants and 
others and proclaim the following articles enjoining them to keep the same 
upon pain of forfeiture, as the king has learned that for lack of good 
ordinance and search much wool has been taken out of the port of Hull un- 
coketted and unweighed, and he has ordained with the assent of the council 
that no wool shall be lodged in the town of Hull in a house upon the water 
having a side open towards the water as was otherwise ordained, and that 
no wool should henceforth be weighed in the house or under the name 
of another upon pain of the forfeiture thereof, but shall be weighed in a place 
assigned for this and in the presence and by the view of good men, and 
every man can put a challenge if no fraud is made there, and that 
every sarplar, sack and pocket of wool shall be weighed and the weight 
entered in the paper books of the customers and controllers, and that 
no weighed wool be replaced in a house, but sliipped at once except 
in bad weather, and then the weighed wool shall be placed in a sure 
place under the guard and seals of the customers, until it can be 
shipped ; also that all wool shall be carried to the ships by porters sworn 
to this and by no others, upon pain of forfeiture of the wool, and if any 



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1343. 



Mnnbianc 26(/ — ciDtt. 



other be found carrying the wool lie shall be arrested and imprisoned and 
the wool forfeited, and that all this wool shall be carried to the common 
' stathes ' and to no other, and be there weighed and put into the ships, 
and that the customers shall enter the ships and survey the 'stowage' of 
the wool there, inspecting each coitchf stowed there, that only weighed and 
customed wool be stowed there ; also that no wool shall be found to be put 
in the ships until these can be fully loaded, and if there are several ships to 
load that they be not all loaded at once, but one at a time, so that the 
king's officers may know that he is not deceived, and because many ships 
do not load fully in that port so that they may take full load in Humber 
and on the sea of non-coketted and non-customed wool that comes to them 
in boats and other vessels, it is ordained that no ship pass out of the port 
with wool unless it is fully loaded so that other non-coketted wool cannot 
be brought, and that no ships shall be freighted to take wool beyond the 
sea except in the presence of the customers, and the merchants who 
freight the ship and the master shall find surety that they will not allow 
any wool to be laden in the ships unless it be lawfully coketted and weighed, 
or hides and fells which are not customed, and that no one shall take in a 
sarplar more than a sack or 2 or 3 stones over, and no one shall have 
i^llowanco for a sack upon the price for the canvas and the cords to bind it 
beyond 6 cloves ; also that the merchants who have no sterlings ready shall 
make payment in gold for the custom and subsidy on the wool according 
to the price of wool current in Flanders. French. 

To the mayor, bailiffs, controller, customers and other good people of the 
town of Kyngeston upon Hull. Recital of the same order with order to 
depute certain stathes upon the said water of Hull where all the wool to be 
shipped shall be weighed in the open, and to cause the porters of wool to 
swear that they will loyally serve the king and his people in carrying the 
wool without fraud and that they will take no wool by night but openly, 
and they will not suffer the carriage of the wool to be done by others, 
and the mayor and others shall cause the preceding articles to be observed 
as aforesaid, certifying the king in chancery from time to time of all their 
action in the matter. French. By C. 



MEMBRANE 25d. 
Feb. 24. 
Byfleet. To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament to be 

held at Westminster on Monday after the quinzaine of Easter next to treat 
upon the truce with the king's adversaries of France arranged at the instance 
of the bishops of Palestrina and Tusculum, cardinals of the Holy Koman 
church, envoys of the pope sent to the king for this purpose, to treat 
concerning peace and upon other causes touching the public weal, warning 
the prior and chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury, the archdeacons and all 
the clergy of his diocese, to attend the said parliament, the prior and 
archdeaoons in person and the chapter and clergy by their proctors. 

[Hep. Duinity of a Peer, iv. f>at)e 546.] By K. and C. 

The like to W. archbishop of York and nineteen bishops. [lUii.] 
To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
said parliament. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to twenty-six other abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England and the prior of Lewes. [Ibul.] 



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1343. 



Membrane 25d — cont. 

To Henry earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] By K. and C. 

The like to twelve other earls and forty others. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights for that shire, two 
citizens from each city and two burgesses from each borough in the county 
to be elected to attend the said parliament. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his places. Order 
to cause barons to be elected in each of those ports to attend the said 
parliament. 

[Ibid.] 

To Robert de Sadyngton. Summons to 
give his counsel with others of the council. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to six others. [Ibid.] 



By K. and C. 

attend the said parliament, to 
By K. and C. 



Membrane 24J. 

Jan. 27. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to supersede the demand made upon 

Kennington. J. bishop of Porto, cardinal of the Holy Roman church, prebendary of 
St. Margaret's, Leicester, in the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, for paying 
any tenths by reason of that prebend, as the king has pardoned the 
cardinals of the Holy Roman church all the debts which they owe to him 
in their benefices by reason of tenths and aids imposed by the pope on the 
clergy of the realm. [Fiedera.] By the keeper. 

Feb. 11. .John de Waynflet of Suthewell acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Westminster. Wodehous, clerk, 20.s. id.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Feb. 23. John son of John de Hothum of Bondeby, knight, and Geoffrey le Scrop 

Byfleet. of Fletham acknowledge that they owe to John de Hothum of Bondeby, 
knight, the elder, 1,000 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. York, 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of demise by Roger Bavent, knight, to Sir Robert de Burtone, 
canon of Chichester, of all his manor of Hachchesham co. Surrey, and 
grant to him of Roger's lodging in London in the street of Bassishaughe, 
with all rents pertaining thereto, to hold from the day of the drawing up 
of these presents until the end of seven years next following. Witnesses: 
Richard le Lacer, John de Dallinge, William Tudenham, Maurice Turgys, 
John Pisseleuwe, Stephen de Bretinghurst, Nicholas Lanerke. Dated at 
London on Monday, the morrow of the Purification, 17 Edward III. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Roger Bavent, knight, from 
Sir Robert de Burtone, canon of Chichester, of GOL, to traffic with that 
money for Robert's profit until the Invention of the Holy Cross following, on 
which day Roger binds himself to pay to Robert the GOL together with 
the profit thereon, at London in the church of St. Martin le Grand. Dated 
at London on the day of the Purification, 17 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of power of attorney by Roger Bavent, knight, appointing 
William de Iluthe, chaplain, and Robert called ' le Messager ' in his place 
to deliver to the seisin of Sir Robert de Burton, canon of Chichester, the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1313. 



Feb. 12. 

Kenninprton. 



Feb. 12. 

Kennin"ton. 



Feb. 10. 
Kennington. 



Feb. 25. 
Kennin"ton. 



Feb. 22. 

Westminster. 



j\fn):bro)ic 24'/ — cont. 

manor of Hachcheshan, co. SiuToy, and Roger's lodging in London in the 
street of liassishaugb in accordance with the effect of a charter made to 
Robert. Dated at London on Tuesday after the Purification, 17 Edward 
III. 

^femo^•an<l 11)11 that Roger Bavent came into chancery at Westminster on 
4 February and acknowledged the preceding charters and deeds. 

To Richard Talbot and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and deter- 
mine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Hereford. Order to supersede 
until the next parliament all processes begun before them against Master 
Stephen de Ledebury, dean of St. Ethelbert's church, Hereford, Master 
William de Sheynton, archdeacon of that church. Master Richard de Siden- 
hale, officer of the bishop of Hereford, Master Philip de Ullyngwyk, officer 
of the archdeacon of Hereford, Master Philip de la More and Master Walter 
de Maddeleye for extortions and excesses committed by them in the 
exercise of their ecclesiastical jurisdiction, directing the sheriff of the county 
to supersede until that parliament the promulgation of exigents against 
them by reason of the premises, and the justices shall similarly supersede 
taking inquisitions upon the extortions and excesses, in accordance with the 
king's grant in favour of ecclesiastical persons, made in the council at 
Westminster on the morrow of St. Lucy last at the request of the prelates 
of the realm. By C. 

To Master Griffin de Cantiton, archdeacon of Kermerdyn. Order to be 
before the king in chancery on the octaves of the Annunciation next, to 
inform the king and his council upon certain things touching the king in 
those parts and further to do what shall be enjoined upon him by the king 
and council. By the keeper. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
Lestraunge, bailiff in eyre in co. Norfolk, to have respite until Sunday in the 
month of Easter next, for the 201. by which he made fine with the king 
before William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king, for the escape of Robert de Douny, indicted for certain larcenies 
and delivered to John to be kept. 

To Richard de Kelleshull and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses in co. Kent. Order to coxitinue the sessions, 
which they have begun in that county, until the morrow of the close of 
Easter next. By C. 

To the mayor, bailiffs and lawful men of the city of York. Order to cause 
proclamation to be made that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall make 
gatherings of armed men by day or night henceforth in that city or the 
suburb thereof, bring armed power there or inflict damage on the abbot and 
monks of St. Marys, York, or their men and Serjeants by land or water, 
and if after the proclamation they find any one doing the contrary they shall 
cause them to be arrested without delay and detained in the prison of that 
city as rebels, not to bo released thence without the king's special on.ler, 
knowing that if a plaint concerning the premises is repeated to the king he 
will cause the city and its liberties to be seized into his hand, aiid the king 
is ready to show full and speedy justice to any of the city for injuries 
inflicted upon them by the abbot and monks, their men and Serjeants, as 
the king has heard from the information of divers persons that several 
malefactors of that city and elsewhere in co. York make illicit assemblies in 
the city, and threaten the abbot and monks in their life and nunnlvrs and 
with the burning of the houses, granges, and tenements of the abU>y. by 



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1313. 



March 1. 
Byfleet. 



Membrane 2id — cant. 

reason of certain dissensions between the mayor and others and the abbot 
and monks for certain Uberties which the hitter ohiim by charters of the 
king and his progenitors. The king has ordered the sheriff of York to 
niake a like proclamation in all places in that bailiwick, and to detain all 
disturbers of the peace in the castle of that city as aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release John de 
Portenare, Assernus de Portenar and Anthony Bache from the Flete prison, 
if they find mainpernors who will undertake to answere to the king for 
the arrears of their account rendered at the exchequer, when they are 
warned thereupon by the king, provided that if they do not find a main- 
prise they shall be detained in prison until further order as they are so 
detained for the said arrears as the king has learned. 



March 8. 
Westminater. 



Membrane 23d. 

Memorandum that on Sunday, 2 March, the king returning from Britanny 
landed at the port of Weymuth in the morning and on Tuesday following 
about the hour of cock-crow came to Westminster, where Eobert Parvyng, 
the chancellor, on the same day delivered the great seal for the government 
of the realm during the king's absence to the king in the chamber called 
la ' Cagechaumbre ' in the presence of William de Monte Acuto earl of 
Salisbury, Robert de Ufford earl of Suffolk and Robert de Ferrariis, knight, 
and the king delivered another great seal which he took with him to 
Britanny, in a leather bag under the privy seal, to the chancellor there to 
be kept, and the chancellor received the seal and took it to the house of 
the bishop of Worcester where he was lodging, and he caused the bag to be 
opened in his chamber there, the seal to be taken out and writs to be sealed 
therewith and the seal to be thereafter replaced in the bag and the bag flb 
be sealed with his own seal. [Foedera.] 

Enrolment of release by John de Basyngg, son and heir of John de 
Basyngg, knight, to Joan late the wife of John de Basyngg, knight, of all 
his right and claim in all the lands which she holds in Renysden, Launver, 
Turvill and Warnesford. Witnesses : Robert de Popham, knight, Nicholas 
de Shirefeld, Nicholas de la Bere, Robert de la Bere, Henry Seyntcler, Simon 
le Peke, Philip Sturmy. Dated at Winchester on Tuesday before St. 
Gregory, 17 Edward III. 



Enrolment of release by John de Basyngg, son and heir of John de 
Basyngg, knight, to Joan late the wife of John de Basyngg, knight, of all 
his right and claim in all the lands which she holds in Basyngg, Hetfeld, 
Shite, Iwode and Okie. [Witnesses as above. Dated as above.] 

Enrolment of release by John de Basyngg, son and heir of John de Bas- 
yngg, knight, to .Joan late the wife of John de Basyngg, knight, of all his 
right and claim in a third part of the lands which belonged to her husband 
in Tottoford, Norhampton, Swareweton and Bourcote, which she recovered 
as her dower against the said John son of John, in the king's court. 
[Witnesses as above. Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that the said John son of John came into chancery at the 
abbey of Hyde near Winchester on 13 March and acknowledged the pre- 
ceding deeds. 

To Hugh de Berewyk and William de Newenbam, appointed to enquire 
concerning the goods of a ship called ' Tarite ' which lately came to the port 

3058 o 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



TOio Membrane 2?>d—cont. 

of Dertemuth and was broken there, and to arrest and keep safely all the 
goods and merchandise of that ship. Order to dearrest John Cotte of 
Dertemuth and John Boys of Kyngeswere, whom they arrested for the 
carrying away of certain goods which were in that ship, without delay, 
as they have found before the king in chancery John Daberoun, William 
Smale, John Forlang and John Compradour of co. Devon, who have 
mainperned to have them before the king and his council in the next 
parliament to stand to right and to answer the king for what pertains to 
him in this respect.** By C. 

March 10. John de Wyndesore is sent to the abbot and convent of Thorneton to 

Sittingbourne. receive such maintenance in that house for life as John de Cot^ngham, 

deceased, had therein at the king's request. By p.s. [15229.] 

]\Iarch 23. Robert Hoppcgras of Cherleton acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Denny. Bilkemore, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir Bartholomew del Isle de 
Wyght has granted to John del Isle and Thomas del Isle, his brothers, the 
reversion of the manor of Shorewelle in the isle of Wyght, co. Southamp- 
ton, which manor Robert Selyman holds for life of the inheritance of Bar- 
tholomew and of the release of Sir John del Isle, Bartholomew's father, by 
virtue of which grant Robert attorns himself to John and John for his 
fealty and by the payment of his rent and henceforward he will be attend- 
ant upon them for the reversion of the manor. Witnesses : Sir John de 
Kyngeston, knight of the said island, Thomas de Noreys, Thomas Haket, 
Thomas de Tychebourn, Henry Taillour, John Sengedone, Geoffrey de 
Wermeinstre, then mayor of Salisbury, Richard Todeworth, Robert de 
Wodeford. Dated at Salisbury on Tuesday the feast of the Annunciation, 
17 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Robert came into chancery at Salisbuiy on 26 March, 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Joan late the wife of Richard de 
Merton, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to Richard in 
Chepyngtoriton, made before William Pipard, escheator in co. Devon, at 
Chepyngtoriton on 15 December in the 16th year of the reign, by virtue of 
the king's writ, by the oath of Nicholas de Wollegh, John de Stepheneston, 
Richard de Collegh, John de Molton, Martin de Hoxhulle, Roger de 
Westlegh, Thomas de Chagstie, Henry atte Crosse, John de Boybery, John 
atte Bourne, William atte Yurd and William Colyn, who say that there 
were assigned to Joan a chamber of Chepyngtoriton on the east of the hall 
there and another chamber near the kitchen on the west, also a third part 
of that kitchen and a third part of the grange on ♦^e north and a third part 
of a cowshed on the west. Also 21 acres of arable land in the field called 
' Wyke,' 2 acres of meadow there and 20 acres of pasture. Also 6^ acres 
1 rood of wood on the west part. Also a third part of two parts of a mill, 
which mill is divided into five parts, whereof Richard de Mertone hold two. 
Also a third part of a mill called 'LakemuUe.' Also a third part of the 
rents of free tenants there with their suits and services, to wit, 57s. yearly. 
Also a third part of a customary rent with the suits and services, to wit, 
15.S. 5(/. yearly. Also entry and exit by the gate to her easements and to 
the chapel. And Joan has made oath before the king that she will not 
marry without his licence. Dated at the place and in the year aforesaid. 



* Tested by the king, oa are all the subst^queut entries. 



17 EDWARD ITL— Patit 1. 



99 



1343. 

April 6. 

The Tower. 



April 4. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 2Sd—cont. 

To Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony. Order to come to the 
king in England with speed, but as secretly as possible, so that others 
observing his departure may not take occasion to come to the king as 
they have done at another time, as the king wishes to have his counsel and 
advice. [Fiedera.] By K. 

William le Verder, yeoman of Queen Philippa, is sent to John Giflfard, 
keeper of the house of St. Leonard, York, to receive such maintenance in 
that house for life as Robert Polidet, the king's minstrel, deceased, had 
there at the king's request. By p.s. [15280.] 



MEMBRANE 22d. 

April 5. To Walter de Lyndrik. Order to be before the king in chancery on the 

Westminster, quinzaine of Easter next, to answer the things laid against him and 
further to do and receive what shall then be ordained, as owing to 
dissensions between John Wade, claiming the wardenship of the free chapel 
of Hastynges by the king's grant, and Walter who pretends to have the cus- 
tody of the deanery of that chapel, a dilipidation of the things and goods 
takes place daily and chantries and other works of piety ordained there are 
withdrawn. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to John Wade. 

April 10. To Master John de Offord, keeper of the privy seal. Order to inspect 

Havering atte the memoranda and evidences touching his office, and to send all memo- 
randa and evidences by which the merchants of the societies of the Bardi 
and Peruzzi and other alien merchants may be charged upon their accounts 
before Robert de Wodehous, archdeacon of Richemund, and his fellows, 
appointed to hear and determine those accounts, to the said Robert and his 
fellows. 



Bower. 



April 8. 

Westminster. 



To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to attach Henry Crullyng of Seford, 
Walter de Clare and Thomas Burdon so that he have them in chancery on 
the quinzaine of Easter next, to answer for their contempt and further to 
do and receive what shall there be ordained by the king and his council, 
as the king lately appointed John Seman of Wynchelse and William de 
Eyton to examine and inspect all ships and boats laden with wool, wool-fells, 
corn or other victuals to be taken to parts beyond the sea in all ports from 
the mouth of the Thames towards the west, and to arrest all corn, victuals, 
wool and wool-fells which they found not coketted or customed together 
with the ships, lords, masters and mariners thereof and to keep them safely 
certifyinjs-fche kin^^ 'oncerning the wool, fells and corn and the owners, the 
names of cne ships and of the lords, masters and mariners thereof from time 
to time and of all their action in the matter, as is fully contained in the letters 
patent to him, and by virtue of his commission William arrested a ship of 
Henry, a ship of Walter and a ship of Thomas at Seford, laden with corn 
to be taken to parts beyond, without the king's licence, as he has certified 
the king in chancery, and Henry, William (sic) and Walter broke that arrest 
and took the said ships with the corn to parts beyond, contrary to the pro- 
clamation, to the manifest damage and contempt of the king. By C. 

April 13. John do Aungre, yeoman of the buttery of Queen Isabel, is sent to the 
^^^T'*!!™.^ *^"^ prior and convent of Eye to receive such maintenance for life in that house 
'"""' as John lo Parker, deceased, had there at the king's request. 

By p.s. [15291.] 



Bower. 



100 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

April 18. 
]\Ioitliike. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



May 9. 

Westminster. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



May 10. 

*'*"*»wjj^^ Westminster. 




Me>nhrane 22(/ — vont. 

To Robert do Clero. Althouj^li tlio kint^- lately appointed John de Sharde- 
lowe, John de la Rokele and John de l^erneye to bo justices to take inquisition 
by the oath of lawful men of cos. Norfolk and Sutlblk of the names of mer- 
chants and others who took <];ood Enjj^lish money of sterling out of the realm 
to parts beyond and brouyht from those parts other feeble counterfeit money 
like the sterling, and of those who take to parts beyond the sea wool-fells 
not coketted, customed- or weighed or badly weighed, and victuals, armour 
and other necessaries to the succour of the king's enemies, and who buy 
such wool below the price lately ordained at Notyngham, contrary 
to the ordinances, proclamations and prohibitions made by the king and 
his council, and to do other things contained in the letters patent, and 
afterwards on 6 March last the king associated Robert to do the premises 
together with those justices, yet for certain causes the king orders Robert not 
to intermeddle further with the premises, surrendering the said commission 
to chancery to be cancelled. By K. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Grymesby, parson of Byntesworth church, 
to Edmund de Grymesby, clerk, of a messuage in Grymesby lying in 
Brighougate ; in which John de Bolyngton and Alice his wife used to stay, 
and abutting upon the highway at each head, and of all his arable lands, 
meadows, pasture in that town which formerly belonged to "Gilbert Carter, 
burgess of the town. Witnesses : John de Riby, mayor, Ralph de Ocle and 
Thomas de Herlyng, bailiffs of that town, Thomas de Skirbek, Simon de 
Fountenay, Peter atte See, William Thcrlyng, Walter Godebarn, Robert 
Sareson. Dated at Grymesby on 4 March, 1343, 17 Edward III. 

Enrolment of power of attorney by John de Grymesby, parson of Byntes- 
worth, to John Reyner, parson of Filly ngham church, and Baldwin de 
Normandeby of Grymesby, to deliver to Edmund de Grymesby, clerk, seisin 
of a messuage in Grymesby lying in Brighougate and all the lands which 
John de Grymesby held in that town, which belonged to Gilbert Carter, as 
contained in the preceding charter of enfeoffment. Dated at Grymesby on 
4 March, 1343, 17 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 8 May 
and acknowledged the preceding charter and deed. 

John son of William de Weston of Shrewsbury acknowledges that he 
owes to John do Watenhull, clerk, 60/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Salop. 

Richard Vigorous is sent to the abbot and convent of Battle to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as Adam Savage, deceased, bad 
there at the king's request. By p.s. 

Robert de Radeclyf acknowledges that he owes to John de Randeworth 
20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lancaster. 

Richard de Penrith, parson of Depyng church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de Askeby, 10/. 6s. Sd. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Prat acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Hastyngos 
14/. lis. 4(/. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chatlols 
in CO. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 



.0^ 



17 EDWAKD 111.— Paiit 1. 



101 



1343. 

May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 13. 

Westminster. 



May 13. 
Westminster. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 
Westminster, 



June 27. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 22d — rnnt. 

Brother John prior of Montacutc acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Briggewater, clerk, 30Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John lo Botiller of Lanultyt acknowledges that he owes to John le Smale, 
clerk, 40.S. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Gloucester. 

Richard Turbulvill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Chaundos, knight, 50 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Dorset. 

Reginald son of Herbert, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry 
de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, 40 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Jolm de Gynwell, the earl's attorney. 

Robert de Causton, knight, Thomas atte Gaunok of Taterford and 
Nicholas de Taterford, parson of St. Margaret's church, Reynham, acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Guy Brian iOl. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Maners and Roger de Maners, parson of Uffyngton church, 
acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Cloune, clerk, 4L ; to be levied etc. 
in CO. Lincoln. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all 
merchants and others to whom the king is bound in debts for wool bought 
for his use shall be before him and his council at Westminster on the 
octaves of Trinity next, to show and declare what the king owes to them. 

ByK. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of York. Order to supersede the demand made 
upon William de Dunolm, the king's merchant, for IGd. a sack on 281 sacks 
15^ stones 3 pounds of wool, in the name of toll and murage, and to de-arrest 
without delay the wool arrested for that cause, permitting William or his 
attorney to take the wool to the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, as the king 
charged William to take the said wool of cos. Cumberland and Westmorland 
to that port, and thence to Flanders and to do the king's pleasure there 
with the same, and the king has learned that the mayor and bailiffs exact 
12d. murage and id. for toll on each sack of that wool, passing through that 
city to the said port, and have arrested the wool for that cause, and the king 
has not hitherto been bound to pay any toll or custom to his subjects on his 
wool or any other of his thmgs. 

Richard de Mousgrave of Soulby acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Kirkebystephan, clerk, il. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Westmorland. 

Nicholas de Heylee acknowledges that he owes to John de Hevenyngham, 
knight, 100^ ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 



Membrane 21d. 

Hugh de Roucestre of Bromshulf, clerk, executor of the will of James de 
Dalilegh, clerk, puts in his place Adam de Hopton, clerk, and William de 
Sandford, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20Z. made to 
James in the chancery of Edward 1 by John de Lamplogh, knight. 



102 



CALENDAR 0¥ CLOSE ROLLS. 



-•qj^q Membrane 21d — cont. 

Hugh de Roucestria of Bromshulf, clork, executor of the will of James 

do Daliloyo, clerk, puts in his place the same Adam and William to prose- 
cute the execution of a recognisance for 121. 13.s. id. made to James in the 
late king's chancery by John de Lanplugh, knight. 

Juno 2. Nicholas, prior of Holy Trinity, London, acknowledges that he owes to 

Havering atte John Oweyn of Pulteneye 80/. ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his 



Bower. 

May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 17. 

Westminster. 



July 25. 
Clarendoi:. 



June 25. 

Westminsttr. 

June 27. 

Westminster. 



lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the city of London. 

To the sherift' of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
no one shall buy any wool of the county below the sort and price ordained 
before Midsummer next and for three years following that feast, upon the 
forfeiture of the wool, which shall be incurred by the buyers and not by 
the sellers thereof, but wool may be sold for a dearer price as may be agreed 
with the merchants, as it was ordained in the present parliament held at 
^Ye3tminster that no one should buy wool of that county at less than the 
price ordained there, to wit 14 marks the sack, except the wool of Holand 
and the marsh, which is not bought below 11 marks, upon the forfeiture of 
the wool, in the term aforesaid. By K. and C. 

[Fordera.] 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To the mayor and bailiifs of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to cause 
proclamation to be made that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall take 
wood, boards or any timber out of the realm to parts beyond or sell ships 
or boats of England to other persons of parts beyond, and if they jBnd any 
doing the contrary after the proclamation, they shall arrest them with the 
timber, ships and boats and keep them safely until further order, certifying 
the king in chancery of their names and of the timber and ships so arrested, 
from time to time. [Ibid.] By K. and C. 

The like to mayors and bailiffs of eleven other towns, the mayor and 
sheriffs of London and the bailiffs of thirty-six other towns. [Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England whose bailiwicks extend to the 
sea. [Ibid.] 

Brother Alexander, prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, acknowledges for 
himself and convent that they owe to William litz Pieres, citizen and mer- 
chant of London, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry Steel of Great Shelf ord acknowledges that ho owes to Hugh 
Pouger 26/. 13.s. 4(/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Juetta de Elmede of Grymesby acknowledges that she owes to Henry 
Spygurnel of Acum 1/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on paipnent. 



March 11. 
Westminster. 



March 7. 
Laivbeth. 



Membrane 20</. 

Richard Herman of Abboteston acknowledges that he owes to John son 
of William Runtyng 50s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds 
and chattels m co. Southampton. 

Simon Croyser acknowledges that he owes to William de Molchebourn 
33/. ; to be levied etc. iu co. Bedford. 



17 EDWAED 111.— Paut 1. 



103 



1343. 

March 7. 
Westminster. 



April 8. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



March 27. 
We8tminst';r. 



Mctnhrane 20d — cont. 

To Hugh tic Borcwyk and William dc Ncwenham, appointed to enquire 
concerning the goods and merchandise of a ship called ' 'rarite,' which 
lately came to the port of Dertenuith and was broken there, and to arrest 
those goods and keep them safely. Order to deliver to Peter Bernardi do 
Tholosa, master of a ship called ' la KatJicruie ' of Bayonne, the goods of 
his which are arrested if they were taken by him and his fellows from two 
ships called ' Taritcx ' and not from the broken ship, by a mainprise, so 
that Peter may not have cause to complain again to the king, as he has 
shown the king that Hugh and William, because certain other men of 
Bayonne were present at the taking of the said broken ship with the men 
of Dertemuth, have arrested certain of his goods which he and his fellows 
took at sea in war from two ships called ' TariUs ' which belonged to the 
king's enemies, and brought them to the town of Dertemuth, and which 
the king ordered to be delivered to Peter and his fellows for that cause, 
wherefore Peter has besought the king to provide a remedy, and he has found 
Garcias Arnaldi de Vascon[ia] and John Hervy of co. Wilts, his mainpernors, 
who have undertaken that he will stand to right in the king's word for any 
trespass which he may have made in the matter, and to answer to the king 
for any damages adjudicated by reason of Peter's delict. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Dertemuth and to William Hemyng of 
Dertemuth. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' to deliver to Peter any goods 
and merchandise so arrested and delivered to them. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
de Felton, sheriff of Northumberland and escheator there and sometime 
keeper of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, to have respite until the morrow 
of Midsummer next for the accounts which he is bound to render for the 
time when he was sheriff, escheator and keeper. By C. 

To the justices of the Bench. John son of Thomas de Brikevylle has 
shown the king that whereas he seeks before those justices a messuage and 
2 carucates of land in Bentlegh against William son of William de Button, 
and because John de Scoteneye produced before the justices certain letters 
patent of the king containing that the king granted to Johij the custody of 
a messuage and carucate of land in Bentlegh, Burghton and Estuderlegh 
which Thomas Payn and Alice his wife, deceased, held for Alice's life of the 
inheritance of William de Putton brother and heir of John de Putton, a 
minor in the king's wardship, which were taken into the king's hand by 
reason of the minority of the heir, to hold until the heir should come of 
age for rendering a certain ferm yearly to the king, and asserted that the said 
messuage and carucates which John sought against him were the messuage 
and carucate whereof the custody was committed to him as aforesaid, and 
that William de Putton, a minor in the king's wardship, is the same person 
styled William son of William de Putton in the writ, and seeking that the 
justices should not proceed in that plea without consulting the king, they 
have hitherto delayed to proceed in that plea although John has asserted 
before them that the tenements contained in the writ are not the same as 
those granted to John de Scoteneye by letters patent, and he is prepared to 
verify this, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the 
king orders the justices to proceed further in that plea, rendering full and 
speedy justice to the parties according to the law and custom of the realm, 
but not to proceed to render judgment without consulting the king. 

Robert Oerberd, Walter Sewale and Robert Lok acknowledge that they 
owe to Thomas de llerierd 113/. Gs. Hd.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of thoir lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 



104 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Membrane 20d — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Theobald Trussoll son of William Trussell the 
elder to the said William Trussell, his father, of all his right and claim in 2 
messuages, 2 carucates of land in Solihull. Witnesses : Edmund Trussell, 
knight, Roger de Aylesbury, knight, John do Conyngesby, William de 
Sheldon, Robert de Cronehale. Dated at Warrewyk on 1 March, 17 
Edward III. 

McnioranduDi that Theobald came into chancery in the house of the friars 
preachers, London, on 4 April, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John la Touk, butler of Queen Isabel, is sent to the abbot and convent 
of Hayles to receive such maintenance in that house for life aS Mauriot 
Gerners, yeoman of the said queen, deceased, had there at the king's request. 

Byp.s. [15265.] 

To Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony. Order to come to the king 
in England as quickly as possible, because the king wishes to communicate 
with him concerning certain arduous afifairs, and to make his preparations 
secretly so that he nuiy leave the duchy unperceived by some persons, as 
the king well knows that certain persons of the duchy of Aquitaine would 
wish to come in his company and solicit the king if they heard of his 
journey. By K. 

Vacated because othencise above. 

April 10. Elias Walewayn acknowdedges that he owes to Peter de Pelham 20/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hereford. 



April 1. 

Westminster. 



April 6. 
The Tower. 



Havering atte 
Bower. 

April 12. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 

April 19. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 

April IG. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Richard de Kymberle of Kersalton acknowledges that he owes to 

to be levied etc. in co. Surrey. 



Bartholomew de Burgherssh the father 30/ 



John de Lutecombo acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Grymesby, 
the king's serjeant at arms, 1001. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit John de 
Whetelay to make the proffer of Thomas de Rokeby as sheriff of York and 
Nicholas de Sutton to make the proffer of Thomas as escheator in that 
county on the morrow of the close of Easter next as Thomas is attendant 
upon divers affairs before William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county. By C. 



MEMBRANE IQd. 

March 6. Thomas Purchaceour, the king's yeoman, is sent to the abbot and con- 
Westminster, vent of Burton upon Trent to receive such nuiintenanco in that house for 
life as John le Nakerer, deceased, had there at the late kinii:'s request. 

Byp.s. [15220.] 

March 6. Joan Gambon, damsel of Queen Philippa, for her good service to the 

Lambeth. king and queen and to Isabel, the king's daughter, is sent to the abbot 

and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to receive such maintenance 

for life in that house as Maud do Eton, deceased, had there at the king's 



request. 



By p.s. [15228.J 



March 7. 
Westminster. 

\ 



To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to cause all the goods and 
merchandise in a ship callod '■'larijt,' brought by them to that town from 
the port of Haverford in Wales, to be appraised without delay, certifying 
t^o king in chancery of the price. By 0. 



17 EDWABD III.— Paki 1. 



105 



1843. 

May 13. 

The Tower. 



March 21. 
Westminster. 



March 24. 
Denny, 

March 29. 
Westminster. 



April 7. 
The Tower. 



Membrane Idd — cant. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to de- 
liver Guilleminus Pouche, whom the king ordered them to arrest for certain 
causes, to Wilham do Cusancia, the treasurer, to do with him what shall be 
ordained by the king and his council. By K. and C. 

Enrolment of release by Amicia late the wife Jordan de Say, widow, 
to Sir Thomas de Evesham, clerk, and Sir Simon his brother, clerk, 
and to Thomas son of John de Kalegh of Charles the younger and Elizabeth 
his wife of all her right and claim in the manor of Farnebergh, co. Warwick, 
by reason of dower or of agreements or grants made between her or any 
other and John de Ralegh of Charles, knight. Witnesses : Sir Thomas 
de Cotyngham, Sir Ed[mund] de Grymesby, Sir Elias de Grymesby, 
Sir William de Emeldon, Sir William de Lound, Sir David de Wollore and 
Sir William de Newenham, clerks. Dated at Salisbury on the feast of 
St. Benedict the Abbot, in Lent, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Amicia came into chancery at Salisbury on 21 March 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas son and heir of Jordan de Say to Sir 
Thomas de Evesham, clerk, Sir Simon his brother, clerk, Thomas son of 
John de Ralegh of Charles, the younger, and Elizabeth his wife of all his right 
and claim in the manor of Farneburgh, co. Warwick. [Witnesses as above. 
Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that Thomas son of Jordan came into chancery at Salisbury 
on 21 IMarch and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Bereford acknowledges that he owes to John Druweys, knight, 
101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Wilts. 

Nicholas Hommedieu of Westbedewynd acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Perham 40Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

Hugh de Waletone, clerk, and William Randolf of Salisbury acknowledge 
that they owe to Henry Sturmy 101. ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

John de Farlegh acknowledges that he owes to John Everard and John 
de Harnham 201. ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

William Hulon, citizen of Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry Sprot, vicar of St. Mary's church, Salisbury, 8 marks 6s. 8d. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

John de Farlegh, John Everard and John de Harnham acknowledge 
that they owe to John de Mucheldevere, son and heir of Robert de 
Mucheldevere, 201. ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts.— The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 

John de Mucheldevere the elder acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Wynterburn 10^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 

Reginald son of Herbert, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 
100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 

Memorandum that the preceding acknowledgment was made for the 
marriage of the son and heir of Hugh Tirel, deceased, tenant in chief, 
granted to the said Reginald by the king's letters patent, and also for having 
the custody of the lands which Joan, Hugh's mother, now holds, and which 
ought to descend to the heir after Joan's death, after his death. 



106 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1843. 

April 7. 
The Tower. 

April 10. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



April 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Idd—cont. 

William Peverel of London, tailor, acknowledf?es that he owes to Maurice 
Tiirgys 40^. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

To the sherill of Northampton. Order to take Richard de Hilton of 
Wolberston and keep him safely until the king is satisfied for the portion 
assessed upon him of the common fine of the men of that county, as the 
king has learned that Richard, who was assessed at 80 marks at the said 
fine before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, was taken 
by Thomas de Pabonham, sometime sheriff of that county, by order of the 
justices, because he had not paid his portion, and he was afterwards 
dismissed from that custody by the sheriff, and so he remains at large, 
refusing to pay anything to that fine, to the manifest damage of the county. 

By C. 

To the keeper of the Flete prison. Order to release John Portenare from 
prison by a mainprise, as he is detained in that prison for the arrears of his 
account and other causes touching the king, and he has found for the king 
Dinus Forcetti, Peter son of Ranulph de Bardes, Jottus de Peruch[iis], 
Thomas Gisors of London, Robert de Stokton, Peter le Spicer and Gorus 
le Spicer of London who have mainperned before the king in chancery to 
have John before the treasurer and barons of the exchequer on Monday 
after Sunday in the month of Easter next, to answer the king on what shall 
be laid against him, and to do and receive what shall be ordained by the 
king and his council. 

Mandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to release John 
from prison by the said mainprise. 



Membrane isd. 

March 7. To William de Stowe, the king's clerk. Order not to depart from London 
The Tower, before he has audited and proceeded to the final issue of the accounts of the 
merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi and of other alien mer- 
chants, which the king appointed him with certain other lieges to hear and 
determine, and the king will so ordain for his expenses in staying there that 
he shall be satisfied. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Robert de Wodehous, archdeacon of Richemund. 
Gervase de Wilford. 
William de Broklesby. 

To the king of Sicily. Request to permit ^^'illiam de Kildesby, the king's 
secretary, who proposes to visit certain holy places during the truce, to cross 
through that king's power, affording him safe conduct at his own cost. 
Dated at London on 17 March, 1312. [Fudera.] 
The like to the foUowmg, to wit : — 
The king of Jerusalem and Cyprus. 
The king of Jerusalem and Sicily. 
The king of Castile. 
The doge of Venice. 
The doge and council of Genoa. 
The king of Armenia. 
\ The general master of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. [M«U.] 



17 EDWAllD III.— Paut 1. 



107 



1343. 



March 20. 
Westminster, 



March 15. 
Westminster. 



April 4. 
The Tower. 



April 8. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



March 13. 
The Tower. 



March 10. 

Havering atte 

Bower. 



Membrane 18d~—cont, 

To Martin Zacharlo do Castro. Tho king has heard frequently of his 
strenuous labours in the East against the Haraecns and Turks, and of the 
favour and kindness which he has extended to the king's subjects there, 
while the king desires nothing better than to lay down his life for Christ, 
and hopes in time to enjoy Martin's fellowship and friendship, and ho 
believes that without any request Martin will know the bearer of these 
presents, William de Kildesby, the king's secretary, who is going to 
Jerusalem, and will assist him in going and returning. Dated at West- 
minster on 14 March, 1842. [Ibid.] 

To Berengar de Aurosio, prior of Baroli, of the order of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem, commissary and visitor in parts beyond the sea of 
the general master of that order. Kequest to admit William de Northwode, 
donsel of Queen Philippa and kinsman of William de Monte Acuto, earl of 
Salisbury and marshal of England, to the estate of a knight of that order, 
as the king will show as much favour to the order as his predecessors have 
done if they hearken to his wish, but if they refuse the king will requite 
it, as he previously requested them to admit William and received their 
reply that they would do so if he would make ready to cross with others in 
the first passage ordained by their order to Rhodes, thus refusing to admit 
him simply. [Ibid.] 

To Peter de Sancto Marcello. Request to use his efforts with the pope 
for the promotion of the said William de Northwode. [Ibid.] 

To Ralph de Lillebrok, the king's sergeant at arms. Order upon sight 
of these presents to hasten to chancery, to do all the things which will be 
enjoined upon him there by the king and council. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
John de Halteby of Ipswich. 
Geoffrey Stace of Ipswich. 

Stephen de Cosynton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Northwood, knight, iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Brother Michael, abbot of Clyve of co. Somerset, acknowledges that he 
owes to Nicholas Sperlyng 1001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the said county. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Marreys is sent to the prior and convent of Merton to receive such 
maintenance in that house for life as John Nichol, deceased, had there at 
the king's order. 

Adam Barbour is sent to the abbot and convent of Peterborough to receive 
such maintenance in food and clothing and other necessaries in that house 
for life as Hugh Treganon, deceased, had there of the king's order. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Shirugge that a third part of the 
manor of Little Chelesworth near Creckelade, which Katherine late the 
wife of John de Nevill of Little Chelesworth holds of him as dower of her 
husband's gift, by assignment of Thomas and with reversion to him after 
her death, shall remain to Thomas de Sancto Mauro, knight. Witnesses : 
Thomas del Isle, Robert de Asshe, Thomas Gyles, Walter Mareschal, Walter 
de Waltham, Roger de Herleston, Michael de Lusteshull. Dated in the 
church of the friars preachers, London, on 8 April, 17 Edward III. 



108 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Memhrane \Qd — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Shirugge to Thomas de Sancto 
]\Iauro, knight, of nil his^right and claim in two parts of the manor of 
Little Cheloswoi'th near Crekelade, co. Wilts. Witnesses : Thomas de Lisle, 
Robert de Assh, Tliomas Gyles, Walter IMareschal, Walter de Waltham, 
Roger de Hereleston, Michael de LusteshuU. [Dated as above.] 

Memorayulum that Thomas came into chancery at the house of the 
Carmelite friars, London, and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 



MEMBRANE VJd. 

April 8. Brother Michael, abbot of Clyve, acknowledges that he owes to Simon 

Havering atte Fraunceys, citizen and mercer of London, 1001. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. 
Cancelled on juji/inent. 



Bower. 



April 8. 



To Andrew Aubrey. Order to be before the king and his council at 



Havering atte Westminster on Friday after the close of Easter next, to treat with the 
Bower king and council and other merchants upon the things which will be set 



forth to him there, and to give his counsel, 
iv, page 548.] 



[lt''p. Dv/nity of a Peer, 



The like to a hundred and thirty-nine others. [Ibid., where John Baret 
of Baldok has been omitted.] 



MEMBRANE 16d. 

April 29. Robert de Folkardeby called of Ottele and William de Neubald of Rypon 
Westminster, acknowledge that they owe to David de Wolloure, clerk, 20/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert Hubert of Eppyng, of co. Essex, acknowledges that he owes to 
Peter Chace, merchant of Siena [Cene), 101. ; to be levied etc. in the said 
"county. 

May 7. Baldwin de Frevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Fulc de Ber- 

Westminster. myngeham, knight, and to William parson of Hoggeston church, 48 marks ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Worcester. 

May 8. Thomas de Enefeld acknowledges that he owes to Peter Pirpound and 

Westminster. John de Oxeney 601. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Peter Pirpound acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Enefeld 100^ ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

John son of Robert de Insula, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Alice 
de Seintemore, Elizabeth Pevcrel, Richard de Bayhouse, William de Rushton, 
knight, Ed[mund] de Benhalo and Henry Ewonny -iOOl. ; to be levied etc. 
in CO. York. 

May 8. Robert de Bereford, knight, and Simon Bertevill of Loughtehurgh 

Westminster, acknowledge that they owe to Dynus Forset, Peter Reyner and their fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, 20/. ; to bo levied etc. in 
CO. Leicester. 

John de Grey of Retherfeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 200/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



109 



1343. 

April 30. 
Westminster. 



April 30. 

Westminster. 



May 9. 

Westminster. 



'MEMBRANE \M. 

Robert do Boreford, knight, iind Roger lo Br.iy of Covontro acknowledge 
that they owe to Reymund Soguyn, the king's butler, 5;iH^. G.s. 5'/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Thomas atte Fythe of Maydenstan acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Sybthorp, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas son and heir of Robert de Rocheford of 
CO. Essex to William sou of Geoflfrey de Dersham of Oft'eton of all his 
manor of Bernballe in that county, and all its appurtenances. Witnesses : 
Sir Oliver de Bohun, Sir Adam de Synebourn, knights, Hugh Marberer, 
Richard Stainer, Thomas de Waleden, Thomas Frithebek, John de 
Pritelwell. Dated at London on Wednesday after Hilary, 16 Edward III. 

Enrolment of power of attorney by Thomas son and heir of Robert de 
Rocheford of co. Essex to John de Pritelwell, citizen and spicer of London, 
and John de Colcestr[ia] as his attorneys to deliver seisin to William son 
of Geoifrey de Dersham of Ofieton of his manor of Bernhall in that county, 
as contained in his charter of enfeoffment. Dated at London on Thursday 
after Hilary, 16 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas son and heir of Robert de Rocheford of 
CO. Esses to William son of Geoffrey de Dersham of Offeton, of all his right 
and claim in the manor called ' le Brenhalie ' in that county. Witnesses : 
Sir Oliver de Bohun, Sir Adam de Swynebourn, knights, Hugh Marberer, 
Richard Stainer, Thomas de Waleden, Thomas Frithebek, John de Pritel- 
well. Dated at London on Friday after St. Gregory the Pope, 17 Edward 
III. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at the dovius conversorum, 
London, on 6 May and acknowledged the preceding charter, letter and deed. 

Ralph de Bury puts in his place John de Codyngton and William 
Romays, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for lOZ. made to him 
in chancery by Edmund de Reynam, fishmonger, of London. 

Bartholomew de Burghersh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to James 
Daudele, knight, lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

Enrolment of release by John de Ralegh, parson of Westbokelond church, 
to Sir Thomas de Evesham, clerk, Sir Simon his brother, clerk, Thomas 
son of John de Ralegh of Charles the younger and Elizabeth de Hampton, 
niece of the said Thomas and Simon, of all his right and claim in the 
manor of Farnebergh, co. Warwick. Witnesses : Robert de Bereford, 
knight, Richard de Stonlegh, John de Herdewick, Walter Honorable, 
Thomas Capes of Throp, chaplain. Dated at Farneburgh on 15 December, 
16 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 28 April 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

May 1. Bartholomew de Insula, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 

WestrninBtcr. Courtenay, earl of Devon, 2,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his land and chattels in co. Southampton. 



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1343. 



Membrane 14*/ — cont. 



^[ay 8. John do Chartcncyo, citizen of London, acknowledg^es that he owes to 

Westminster. Richard de Barry and Maud bis wife 20^. ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

Robert de Wachcsham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Dersham of OfTeton 40^ ; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk. 

. Robert de Dcrham and Joan his sister and executrix of the will of John 

le llaukere of St. Ives put in their place Thomas de Rustynton and Robert 

son of Robert de Derham to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
200Z. made to John in the late king's chancery by John de Assheby, and of 
another recognisance for 40 marks made to John in the same chancery by 
Roger de Rokesle, and of another recognisance for 20Z. made to John in the 
same chancery by Stephen Ilowel, knight, and of another recognisance 
made to John in the same chancery by Giles de Chanceaux, and of all other 
recognisances made to John in that chancery. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 

\Vestminster. 



May 5. 

Westminster. 



May 9. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



Walter de Denham, the king's yeoman, is sent to the abbot and convent 
of St. Albans, to receive such maintenance in that house for life as Hugh 
de la Chaumbre, deceased, had there at the king's request. By K. 

Isabel late the wife of William de Claworth acknowledges that she owes 
to Reginald de Strycheley 40^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

William Gramary, knight, John de Everyngham, knight, and Adam de 
Wannervyll acknowledge that they owe to John atte Wold, merchant of 
Almain, 127^. 4s. Id. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas Peche, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Norhampton, citizen of London, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Warwick. 

Roger de Pilkyngton and John de Standich acknowledge that they owe 
to Robert de Oueston 4.01. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lancaster. 



Adam de Levere, Adam de Hilton and John son of 
acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Oueston 40/. ; 
CO. Lancaster. 



Richard de Hilton 
to be levied etc. in 



Adam de Hilton acknowledges that he owes to the said Robert 10/. 
be levied etc. in co. Lancaster. 



to 



Master John de Pencrich, parson of Ponyngton church, diocese of 
Coventry and Lichfield, and Thomas his brother acknowledge that they owe 
to John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, 40/. ; to l)e levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels and John's ecclesiastical goods in co. Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Peter de Sutton, clerk, to John de Wodehous, 
clerk, of all his right and claim in all those lands in Assheby Leg' which 
he had of the gift and enfeoffment of Nicholas Wandard of Assheby Leg'. 
Witnesses : William de Berughby, parson of Kildesby church, Senmnnus 
de Stok, John de Braundeston, clerk, William de Braundeston, clerk, 
Walter do Ilarewedon, Ralph do Welton. Dated at Assheby Leg' on 
Monday the octaves of Easter 17 Edward III. 

Meinoraiidiim that Peter came into chancery at London on 10 May and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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Ill 



1343. 

May 15. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



May 14. 

Westminster. 



May 19. 

Westminster. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



Mewhranc 1 4r/ — cant. 

Brother John de Pomoriis, prior of Selc in co. Sussex, acknowledges that 
he owes to Gregory Bonacorcy of Florence, citizen and spiccr of London, 
lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoivledijed by Hugh de Ficulby, executor of the will 
of Francis Bonacursy de Laterina, executor of Gregory's will. 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England, acknowledges that he owes to Master Gilbert de la Bruere, 
dean of St. Paul's church, London, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on ■payment. 

John le Mohoun acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Falle, execu- 
tor of the will of Henry de Burgherssh, sometime bishop of Lincoln, 
182Z. 18.S. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de la Mare acknowledges that he owes to John atte Halle 
20Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

John atte Halle acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de la Mare 
'2,01. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

To the assessors and apportioners of those 400 sacks of wool by which 
the king's ministers of co. Wilts made fine with him for their trespasses 
and excesses before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine such trespasses and excesses in that county. Order to 
take full information of all the king's ministers of that county and of the 
excesses committed by them, and to assess all those whom they find not to 
have been assessed at their portions of that fine, according to the quantity 
of their delicts and faculties, and to reduce by so much the excessive por- 
tions assessed upon the other ministers, so that the king be not further 
solicited for the unjust apportionment of the fine, as the king is informed 
that some of the ministers who are bound to contribute to that fine are 
not assessed, through favour of the assessors, and others are unjustly 
charged with more than they ought to contribute. 



Membrane \dd. 

April 20. William de la March, the king's yeoman, is sent to the abbot and convent 
Mortlake. of Thame to receive such maintenance from that house for life as John 
de Carleford, deceased, had there at the late king's request. 

Byp.s. [15307.] 

May 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Master 

Westminster. Walter de Islep to come before them at the exchequer to render his account 
for the time when he was treasurer of Ireland, which he has not yet done, 
as the king has learned. 

Henry de Upton and Matilda his wife and Richard de Dauntoseye and 

Alice his wife, tenants of a part of the lands which belonged to William de 

Greyvill, deceased, put in their place Philip de Alcostr[ia] and John 
Dauntesoye against William de Pykesle, parson of Watwell church, and 
Master Thomas de Haselshagh, clerk, executors of William's will, to defend 
the execution of a recognisance for 200/. made in the late king's chancery 
in the 15th year of his reign by the said William to Richard de Redeneye. 



112 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 O ( o 

Jo4o. 



^ray 10. 
Westminster. 



May 18. 
\ Westminster. 



Mnnbranc 1 3(/ — coyit. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Henry do Wrangby of Lincoln to 
Robert de Beverle of Elsham of all bis right and claim in a messuage with 
burgage and other appurtenances in Barton and also in i acre of arable 
land in the Holds of Barton, which messuage Robert had of the gift and 
enfeoti'ment of Gilbert le Spicer, as it lies in the way called 'Marketgate' 
between the messuage of William de Melton and the messuage which 
Robert Houke held of Sir John de Bollo Monte. Witnesses : Hugh 
Cokheved of Barton, John Skyre, William Whyn, Thomas Dust, Robert 
Astyn and John del Haven of Barton. Dated at London on Sunday after 
the Invention of the Holy Cross, 1348. 

Mi'mommluni that Henry came into chancery at Westminster on 8 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Roger Bavent, knight, to Richard earl of Arundel 
of the manor of Polyng, co. Sussex, with all the liberties pertaining thereto. 
Witnesses : Henry Husee, Thomes de Brewes, John de Bohun, Edward de 
Sancto Johanne, ' le neveu,' Gerard de Insula, knights. Dated at West- 
minster on Saturday the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross, 17 
Edward III. 

Enrolment of power of attorney by Roger Bavent, knight, appointing 
John de Steppeham and Ralph, parson of Sengelton church, to deliver 
seisin of the manor of Polyng to Richard earl of Arundel, in accordance 
with the form of his charter to the earl. [Dated an aforesaid.] 

Mi'morandiim that Roger came into chancery at Westminster on 10 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Cavereswell acknowledges that he owes to Richard earl of 
Arundel 120 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by James de Hauvyll to Robert Tyflfour of Hacumby, 
knight, and Maud his wife and their heirs, of all his right and claim in 
the manor of Hacumby together with the advowson of Hacumby church. 
Witnesses : Thomas de Hauvyll, knight, John son of John de Hermethorp, 
Robert son of Robert Cosyn of Steynweyth, John son of Geoffrey Baillif of 
Dunnesby, William Cunstable of Folkyngham, Robert Waryn of the same, 
William son of Geoffrey of the same, Robert parson of Hacumby church, 
Robert Bigot of the same, Roger Bate of the same. Dated at Hacumby 
on Saturday after Epiphany, 16 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that James de Hauvyll came into chancery at Westminster 
on 16 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by James de Hauvill, son and heir of Thomas de 
Hauvill, son of Sir Thomas de Hauvill, knight, to Sir John de Wylughby, 
lord of Eresby, of all his right and claim in a messuage in Skyrbek and in 
the lastage of Skyrbek with all its appurtenances. Dated at Eresby on 20 
May, 17 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that James came into chancery at Westminster on 20 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas son of Eustace de Clippeston acknowledges that ho owes to 
Robert de Kolra, clerk, 40 marks ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

t 'ancelled on payment. 



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113 



1343. 



May G: 

Westminster. 



May 28. 

Westrninste)', 



Membrane 1H<1 — cant. 

Mark Huse, knight, puts in his place Alan do Boys, to pursue and receive 
in chancery the purparty of Margery his wife, one of the daughters and 
heirs of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief, of the knights' fees and 
advowsons which belonged to Theobald, and further to do what the king's 
court shall determine. 

To the sheriffs and all the other bailiffs, ministers and lieges of the king. 
Writ of aid in favour of William Ilokyu and Richard Swayn of Wynchelse, 
whom the king has appointed to arrest the malefactors who plundered 
brother Richard de Wynkele, the king's confessor, at Portesmuth of divers 
of his goods and chattels to no small value, and to keep them safely in 
prison in the Tower of London, by the constable there, until further order. 

By K. 

lacatcd because on the Patent Roll. 

John prior of Bath acknowledges that he owes to William de Iford 400Z, ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Somerset. The same prior acknowledges that he owes to the 
said William iOOl. to be levied as aforesaid. 



MEMBRANE 12cL 

Enrolment of grant by Hugh de Glemesford, chaplain, and Edmund 
Lenneyse to Sir Thomas de Cornerde, knight, of all their lands with the 
services of all tenants both free and bond, in Finchingfeld, as they hold 
them of his gift and enfeoffment, to hold for his life, with remainder to 
Georgfe and John his sons to hold for their lives, with remainder to Thomas 
son of the said Thomas de Cornerde and the heirs of his body, and if Thomas 
the son die without such an heir then all the said lands shall remain to 
the heirs of the body of George son of the said Sir Thomas, and if there are 
no such heirs of George the lands shall remain to the heirs of John son of 
the said Sir Thomas, and if John die without such an heir the lands shall 
remain to Andrew son of the said Sir Thomas and the heirs of his body, 
and if Andrew die without such an heir the lands shall remain to the right 
heirs of Sir Thomas. Witnesses : Sir Andrew de Bures, Robert de Rokwode, 
George de Cornerde, Hugh de Peyton, Richard le Parker, Richard Materaz. 
Dated at Fynchyngfeld on Saturday the morrow of St. Mark, 17 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by Hugh de Glemesford, chaplain, and Edmund 
Lenneyse to Sir Thomas de Cornerde, knight, of all their lands with 
services of their tenants both free and bond and all other appurtenances in 
the town of Denarston to hold for life, with remainder to Thomas his son 
and the heirs of his body, or in default to George son of Sir Thomas and 
the heirs of his body, or in default to John son of Sir Thomas and the heirs 
of his body, or in default to Andrew son of Sir Thomas and the heirs of his 
body, or in default to the right heirs of Thomas. Witnesses : Sir Andrew 
de Bures, knight, Robert de Rocwode, George de Cornerde, Hugh de 
Peyton, Richard Parker, Richard Matraz. Datedi at Denarston on Saturday 
the morrov/ of St. Mark, 17 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by Hugh de Glemesford, chaplain, to Sir Thomas de 
Cornerde, knight, of all his lands with the services of all his tenants both 
free and bond and all other appurtenances in the town of Great Bures and 
Great Cornerde to hold for life, with remainders as in the preceding deed. 



'i(m 



114 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1843. 



May 18. 

Westminster. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 

Westminster. 



May IG. 

VV^^stniiuster. 



May 19. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 12(1 — cont. 

Witnesses: Sir Andrew de Bures, knight, Robert de Rokwode, George de 
Cornerde, Hugli de Peyton, Richard le Parker, Richard Materaz. Dated 
at Great Bures on Saturday the morrow of St. Mark. 17 Edward III. 

Enrohnent of deed testifying that although Sir Thomas de Cornerde, 
knight, has granted to Hugh de Cilemesford, chaphiin, and Edmund 
Lenveyse the reversion of all the lands which Philip de Insula, rector of 
Cavendisch church, and William Walter, rector of Pentelowe church, held 
of him for life in Kemsingg and Cavendisch, the said Hugh and Edmund 
grant that all those lands which ought to revert to them after the death of 
Philip and William by virtue of that grant shall remain to Sir Thomas for 
life, with remainder to Andrew his son and the heirs of his body, or in 
default of such heirs to Thomas son of the said Sir Thomas and his heirs, 
[ir/f^icv.scs as above. Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that Hugh de Glemesford, chaplain, and Edmund Lenneyse 
came into chancery at Westminster on 6 May and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

Robert Corbet, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Raven - 
dale, clerk, 22s. Ad. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Stafford. 

John de Verdon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 
lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoniedged by John de Eston and Thomas de 
Briiton, the queen's attorneys. 

Richard bishop of Durham acknowledges that he owes to Master William 
de Norwico, dean of St. Mary's church, Lincoln, and to3Iixster Richard de 
Pulham, proctor of that dean, 501. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Northumberland. 

Robert Duftbrd, earl of Suffolk, and Ralph his brother, acknowledge that 
they owe to John de Wyleby, knight, lord of Eresby, 200 marks ; to be levial, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

W^illiam de Byfeld, parson of Chigewell church, acknowledges that he 
owes to John son of John de Burel of Askham, clerk, 101. ; to bo levied, in 
default of payment, of his lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Alice late the wife of Thomas Pogeys and Edmund Chelre acknowledge 
that they owe to liartholomow do Burgherssh, the elder, knight, 100/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

John do Veer, earl of Oxford, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Warenna, earl of Surrey and Sussex, 800 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Essex. 



May 21. 

Westminster , 



May 21. 

Westminster. 



William do Bohun, earl of Northampton, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard earl of Arundel 200/. ; to bo levied etc. in co. Essex. — The 



chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



Nicholas do Falle, parson of Bocton Alulf church in co. Kent, and John 
do Halo, parson of Clifton church in co. Bedford, acknowledge that thoy owe 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



iir> 



1343. 



May 14. 

Westminster. 



May 23. 

Westminster. 



May 23. 

Westminster, 



May 24. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membra7ie 12d — cont. 

to Thomas Bek, bishop of Lincoln, 250 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical fi[oods in the said 
counties. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Pappeworth, executor- of (lie 
tcill of the said bishop. 

William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, acknowledges that he owes to 
Queen Philippa 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Brother John, prior of Holand of co. Lancaster, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to the abbot and convent of Barlynges of 
CO. Lincoln 500 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lancaster. 

The same prior acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to 
the said abbot and convent 500 marks ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

John de Rythre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Manfeld 
201. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Robert son of Ralph de Knaresburgh acknowledges that he owes to 
William Vyvj^an of Rokesle lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Memorandum that Guy de Bryan and John Gogh have mainperned for 
John Cotte, William Smale and John Boys of Dertemuth that they will be 
in person or by their attorneys in chancery at Salisbury, on Monday after 
St. Peter ad Vincula next, to answer to the king for certain contempts and 
trespasses made on the king in the port of Dertemuth, to wit because they 
plundered a great ship called ' Taryt,' lately broken at the said port, and 
carried away the goods and chattels therein, which pertained to the king, 
wherefor they are indicted by certain inquisitions acknowledged in 
chancery. 

Also John Cotte, William Smale and John Boys put John Gogh and 
John de Broghton in their place by licence of the chancellor to do and 
receive what the king's court shall determine. 

John Dallyng the younger, executor of the will of Henry Burell, puts in 
his place Robert Burell to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 501. 
made to Henry in the late king's chancery by Ralph Bygot. 

Richard de Novo Castro, parson of Whaddon church, diocese of Ely, 
acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Lacy, parson of Chelmyngton 
church, and Peter de Lacy, parson of Whitston church, 20Z. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Cambridge. 

Brother John, prior of Bath, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to Reginald de Cobham, knight, 5371. is. 2d. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Somerset. 



Membrane lid. 

May 8. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to permit Thomas de Berkele or his 

WestminaUjr, attorney to take 35 sacks 9 stones 10:^ pounds of wool from that county to 

Bristol, by sea, as the king lately ordered William do Duresme to deliver to 

Thomas 'A221. 19.s., to wit 2221. 19s., which the king assigned to him upon 



116 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



Juno 13. 

Westminster. 



June IB. 

Westminster. 

June 1. 
Westminster. 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



\ 



Membrane lid — cant. 

the waj^fos of himself and the mon in his company staying in the march of 
Scothmd for the defence thereof, and 100/. which the king granted to 
Thomas of his gift, of the money of the king's wool in that county sold to 
William, and Thomas has besought the king to grant him licence to take to 
Bristol by sea the said wool which is delivered to him by William in part 
payment of the 822Z. Ids. ; and William do Bohun, earl of Northampton, 
Anthony de Lucy and Peter Tilliol have mainperned that Thomas will 
take the wool to Bi'istol and not have it taken to parts beyond before it is 
customed and weighed. By C. 

To the bailiffs of Esttillebury. Order to permit John de Morton of 
Westtillebury to lade 100 quarters of wheat in that port and take it to 
Flanders in accordance with the king's grant to him at the request of John 
de Marton, the king's clerk, notwithstanding any ordinance not to take corn 
out of England, after taking security from him that he will not take it any- 
where except to the said parts. By C. 

Robert Tillot acknowledges that he owes to John Thebaud of Sudbury 
22/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Snttblk. 

Thomas lo Younge of Craule acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Warrcnna, earl of Surrey, 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 

To the bishop of Maullon in Britanny. The king has received the plaint 
of Richard de Porte, John le Fevre and other merchants of his island of 
Gernereye, containing that whereas they laded a ship called ' la Katherine,' 
of that island, with wine to the value of 250/. at Bordeaux, to be taken thence 
to the island, certain malefactors of the bishop's lordship entered the ship 
when sailing near the town of Oloun, with the wine, in the time of truce 
between the king and Philip de Valesio and his allies, by force and arms, 
carried them away and did their will therewith, whereupon the merchants 
have besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore requests 
the bishop to hear the plaint of the merchants and to cause the complement 
of justice to be done to them upon the recovery of the ship and wine and 
of the damages sufl'ered by them, as he would wish to be done to his subjects 
in like case, so that for lack of justice it may not behove the king to provide 
another remedy ; and the bishop shall certify the king of what he has 
done. 

]\Iartin de Grymneston, executor of the will of William de Hamelton, 
puts in his place William de Eltof and William de Glasebrok to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 102/. made to him in chancery of 
Edward I by the prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester. 

Stephen de Thorneton and Emma late the wife of William de Burton of 
Beverley, executors of the will of the said William, put in their place 
William de Kynyavdeby and John de Codyugton the younger, to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 20 marks made to William de Burton 
in the late king's chancery by Robert l)anyel. 

William de Lavenham, apprentice of the Bench, acknowledges that he 
owes to Richard le Rous, citizen andcorderof London, 20/. ; to bo levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

( 'ancelleil mi pai/ment. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas William do Lavenham, 
apprentice of the Bench, is bound to Richard lo Rous, cordor, citizou of 



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117 



1843. 



Mvmhranc Wd — cont. 



London, in 20Z. by the preceding rccop^nisancc, Richard grants that if 
William and Maud his wife are alive and come to some hustcng hcsld at 
the Guyhakl, London, before All Saints after the drawing up of these presents, 
in case the hustcng is held within that time, or if William die and Maud 
come, and release all claim for her dower of all that tenement Avhich 
Richard holds in the parish of St. Michael, Queenhithe {de Ripa licrjina), 
London, situate between the lanes leading to Queenhithe and Tymberhithe 
on the east, the tenement of William de Nouport on the west, the highway 
called Tamysestrete on the north and the highway called Tymberhithe on 
the south, without further delay, that thenceforth the recognisance shall be 
null and void, but otherwise it shall remain in force, this indenture not- 
withstanding. Witnesses : John Turgolde, Richard de Pynnore, John de 
Refham and Simon de Turnham of London, fishmonger, John de 
Cressyngham, Hugh de Brumptone. Dated at London on Sunday before 
Midsummer, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandion that both William and Richard came into chancery at 
Westminster on 20 June and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 



Membrane lOd. 

May 10. To John Daproun, escheator in co. Cornwall. Order to cause James de 

Westminster. Audelc to have respite until Midsummer next for his homage, which he is 

bound to make to the king for all the lands of his inheritance which the 

king ordered to be delivered to him after the death of Eleanor late the wife 

of Philip de Columbariis, tenant in chief. By p.s. 

The like to the following for the same James, to wit : — 

Edward de Stradelyng, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 
John de Vieleston, escheator in co. Kent. 
William Pipard, escheator in co. Devon. 

May 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release John de 

Westminster. Portenare from prison by a mainprise, as he is imprisoned in the Flete for 
the arrears of his account and for other causes touching the king, and he 
has found Dinus Forcetti, Thomas de Peruch[iisj, Joctus de Peruch[iis], 
Thomas Gisors of London, Robert de Stokton, Peter le Spicer and Gorus 
le Spicer of London, who have undertaken before the king in chancery to 
have John before the treasurer and barons on the quinzaine of Midsummer 
next to answer to the king upon what is laid upon him and further to do 
and receive what shall be ordained by the king and his council. 

By K. and C. 

May 15. To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 

Westminster, the king. Order to supersede the further holding of the plea pending 
between the king and John archbishop of Canterbury, who pretends that he 
was guardian of the spirituality of the bishopric of Lincoln during the last 
voidance, that he should not admit William de Wode, the king's clerk, whom 
the king lately presented to Grafton church, diocese of Lincoln, the advow- 
son whereof the king recovered against the; prior of Wilmyngton before the 
justices of the Bench, to the guardian of the spirituality of the said bishopric ; 
and now the king has presented William to that church to Thomas the 
present bishop of Lincoln, and a like plea is pending between the king and 
that bishop, b(!caus(! the bishop does not admit William to the church at 
the king's presentation, wherefore the plea against the archbishop can have 
no further effect, as the king is informed by tlie council. By K. 



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1343. 

June 5. 

Westminster. 



May 26. 

Hertford. 



May 13. 

Westminster. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



Mtiiihranc lOd — cant. 

Robert Guy of Saloseyc acknowledj^es that he owes to Master Adam de 
Lichefeld, clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of paymeut, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Sussex. 

To William do Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle and 
warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of 
Dover. Order to permit the prior of Barnstaple, co. Devon, to cross from 
that port with a moderate household and reasonable expenses in gold, not 
silver, provided that he take no sterlings, silver in plate or gold or silver 
vessels except a sum in florins for his expenses, as at the request of John 
Darcy, the chamberlain, the king has given licence to the prior to cross to 
Flanders to celebrate the chapter general of his order there and to discuss 
with his superior certain aftairs touching him. By p.s. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Whereas lately at the suit of Thomas Haket and Amicia his 
wife, showing the king that William le Wayte, to whom Peter de Glamorgan 
by his deed, long before his death, granted the manor of Brampton and the 
advowson of the church thereof in co. Somerset, to hold in fee, granted the 
manor and advowson to Thomas and Amicia to hold for Amicia's life, and 
they were seised thereof, and so continued until Hugh Tyrel, sometime 
escheator in that county, by reason of an inquisition taken in the absence 
of Thomas and Alice at the procuration of their rivals, by which it was 
found that Peter at his death was seised of the manor and advowson in his 
demesne as of fee, and because Nicholas, Peter's brother and heir, is an 
idiot, seised the manor and advowson into the king's hand, although it was 
found by another inquisition previously taken by that escheator that Peter 
at his death held no lands in chief in that county, and they beseeching the 
king to provide a remedy, he caused the tenor of the inquisitions and the 
writs by which they were taken to come before him in chancery, and sent 
them to the justices under the half seal, ordering them to inspect the 
tenors and after hearing the plaint of Thomas and Amicia, calling before 
them the escheator, the keeper of the manor, the king's Serjeants and others, 
and hearing the reasons on both sides, to cause due and speedy complement 
of justice to be done in the premises, but not to proceed to render judgment 
without consulting the king ; and though Thomas and Amicia in pleading 
before the king often ofiered to verify that Peter held no lands in chief in 
that county at his death, yet the justices have hitherto delayed to proceed 
to that verification because it was found by the other inquisition that Peter 
was seised of the manor in liis demesne as of fee, whereupon Thomas 
and Amicia have besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore 
orders the justices, if the aftair has so proceeded, to proceed to take that 
verification and further to proceed to the final discussion of the affair and 
cause the complement of justice to be done, notwithstanding the second 
inquisition. By p.s. 

To R. bishop of Durham. Order not to attempt the recovery of the 
king's collations to the prebend of Beer and Chermynster by reason of any 
bulls or commissions to him from the Roman court which are to the prejudice 
of the rights of the crown, knowing that if he makes any processes against 
the king he will cause the bishop's temporalities to be taken into his hand 
and will punish him, as the king recovered the said prebend, which was 
void and pertaining to his gift, in his court before the justices of the Bench 
against R. bishop of Salisbury, and he conferred the prebend on Thomas 
de Hatfeld, his clerk, who canonically obtained possession thereof, and now 
the king has learned that certain perst>ns, contriving to subvert his royal 



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rights, have shown bulls to the bishop containing, it is said, that the pope 
has provided for the prebend, by which they intended to amove tlie said 
clerk therefrom. By K. 



Membrane dd. 

Enrolment of indenture made on 10 May, 17 Edward III, between lady 
Alice de Seintmor, lady Elizabeth Peverel, Richard de Bayhouse, William 
de Ruston, knights, Edmund de Benhale and Henry Ewenny of the one 
part, and Sir John de Lyle, lord of Harewode, of the other part, testifying 
that Alice and the others have released to Sir John the manors of Rampton, 
Cotenham and Westwyk, co. Cambridge, and the manor of Pyshobury, co. 
Hertford, except the advowson of Rampton church and the chamber in the 
mote of Rampton on the right hand of the entry, which contains two 
chambers, and except the house within the second gate of the manor of 
Pysho on the left hand, which also contains two chambers for habitation, 
and the rest, their goods and necessaries with free access at will ; also 
except all the ' park ' of Gedelesho pertaining to the manor of Pysho, 
saving to Sir John 12 acres of underwood to be taken yearly in the manor, 
to be cut at a convenient season, together with the profit of the laund 
called ' Vodeleye,' and also to take reasonably of the said wood for ' hous- 
bote ' and ' haybote ' for the maintenance of the manor of Pysho with the 
assent of Alice of the others ; also except the ploughing and reaping of 
13 acres of land and the mowing of 4 acres of meadow which Henry 
Ewenny holds in Rampton of the gift of the late Sir Robert de Lyle, and 
the mowing of a plot called ' Foulefen ' in Cotenham near the bridge 
Dalderhethe, which land, meadow and marsh shall be ploughed, reaped 
and mowed by the ploughs of the manor of Rampton and by the homages 
of Rampton and Cotenham during Henry's life, as has been customary, to 
hold until the end of thirty years following, rendering 210Z. yearly to Alice 
and the others at Cambridge at the house of the friars preachers ; and Sir 
John will maintain all the said manors without waste or destruction during 
the said time and will not deliver any parcel out of his hand without the 
assent of Alice and the others ; and John grants that after the said term 
the manors shall revert to Alice and the others, in whose hands all the 
goods and chattels therein shall remain, and reason shall be done to them 
for all the debts and covenants which Sir John then owes, and if Sir John 
die within the said term then Alice and the others shall re-enter the manors 
and keep all the goods and chattels found there, so that so many draught 
cattle, oxen and horses are left in peace in the manors as John received 
from them, and they shall be at the same price as then, as appears by an 
indenture taken thereupon ; and the parties wish that he who is keeper of 
the wood of Gedelesho shall be chosen with the common assent of the 
parties, shall swear to bear himself loyally to both parties, and shall be 
expelled if found in any notable fault by those of the parties on whom the 
fault is made, and during the time he shall take his robe from Alice 
and the others and his livery, as of corn, from Sir John; and it 
is agreed that all the beasts of profit as of horses and oxen 
in the manors, whereof the price is 26/. 12.s. id., shall remain to 
Sir John at the request of brother Robert de Lyl his father, so that after 
Robert's death, John shall be bound to pay 9 marks yearly to Alice and the 
others to find two anevels with the obsequies, so that two chaplains shall 
chant them, so that the sum of the said beasts shall thus be fully expended. 
If John be in arrear in payment of the 240Z. then Alice and the others shall 



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take the rent of Hoy f ord wary n, co. Oxford, in which thoy havo estate for life, 
until John pay what he is bound, and shall retain all John's goods and 
chattels in tlie said manors, making a recognisance to them of 5001., and if 
he pay tlie 200/. at the appointed terms, the recognisance and the iOl. 
beyond that sum shall be null and void, and if John does not pay the 2001. 
Alice and the others grant upon the oath which they made to brother Robert 
de Lyle at the time when he was secular, when he gave them his lands to do 
his alms, they will parsue execution against John to levy the 500/. of the 
recognisance and will enter the manors for this and retain them in the 
manner aforesaid. Dated at London on the day aforesaid. French. 

Mt'iiioramlum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 18 May 
and acknowledged his part of the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert son of Sir John de Brokesbourne, knight, 
to Margery late the wife of the said John and the heirs male of his body by 
her, of the manor of Bradefeld near Manystre and a messuage, 480 acres of 
land, 9 acres of meadow, 50 acres of pasture, 130 acres of wood, 12 acres of 
alders and 40.s. rent in the towns of Dedham, Mistelegh and Bradefeld, 
according to the tenor of a fine levied in the king's court three weeks from 
Easter in the 12th year of the reign. Witnesses : William de Teye, John 
de la Grave, Geofifrey de Ruly, Leo de Bradenham, John de Brumlegh, 
William de Copford, John de Wyleby, John de Bergholte. Dated at 
Bradefeld on 15 February, 17 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son of John de Brokesbourne, knight, to 
Sir John de Suttone of Wyvenho, knight, and Margery, late the wife of John 
de Brokesbourne, knight, and. the heirs male of her body by John de 
Brokesbourne, of all the messuage with its appurtenances which John de 
Brokesbourne acquired of William de Boxstede in the town of Bradefeld, 
CO. Essex, and also all those lands called ' Huneslond ' and ' Stebbynges- 
lond ' which lie in the town of Bradefeld. [Witnesses as above.] Dated at 
Bradefeld on 12 February, 17 Edward III. 

Meviorandnm that Robert son of John came into chancery at West- 
minster on 24 May and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of release by William de Henlowe, parson of Estlee church, 
and Richard de Magna London, chaplain to Anselm de Quabrigges, 
Joan his wife and her heirs of all their right and claim in 2 messuages, 
78 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 8 acres of pasture and 10^'. rent in 
the towns of Westlee, Esthorndon and Estlee, which formerly belonged to 
Thomas de Berdefeld. Witnesses : Thomas de TMaryns, William de 
Pakkilsham, John de Pretilwell, Robert le Rede, of London. Dated at 
London on Monday after Epiphany, 16 Edward III. 

Mcmorandmn that William and Richard came into chancery at West- 
minster on 24 March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and 
Tidemannus de Lymbergh and John atto Wold for themselves and their 
fellows, merchants of Almain, of the other part, testifying that the mer- 
chants have undertaken to pay beyond the sea to redeem the king's 
great crown, at 45,000 florins de I'ecii, upon which covenant they 
will pay 2,000/. before Mids\nmner next, and between 1 August 
and 1 September 5,000/. ; and before Michaelmas all that is 
in arrear of that sum, and the crown shall remain in their custody 
under the seals of Sir Thilip ile Weston and Sir William do Northwell until 
the merchants are acquitted for what they have paid and for jvll the debts 



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May 4. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 9d — co)it. 

which the king owes to them, and account will be made with thom before 
Michaelmas next, and if the king or his council acquit the said debts the 
merchants shall be bound to bring the crown to England at the king's risk 
and cost, and restore it to him and the council, and for each florin that the 
merchants pay for the crown the king will give them 43^/. of sterlings, and 
if the sum paid by the merchants for the crown be not paid to them at 
Michaelmas then the king shall be bound to restore to them all the 
damages which they have had for default of payment, and the king grants 
that the merchants shall have lO.s. of the subsidy on each sack of wool 
which passes out of England, beyond ^ mark for the custom, and as much 
of every 300 woolfells and each last of hides, until they are fully satisfied 
for all the debts in which the king is bound to them. Dated at Westminster 
on 23 May, 17 Edward III. Fretich. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Hardeshull to have respite until his return to England from Britanny for 
201. for the custom and subsidy of 10 sacks of wool taken by him to parts 
beyond the sea from the port of Boston, as he is staying in the king's 
service in Britanny. By K. 



May IG. 

Westminbter. 



May 28. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 8d. 

To William de ShareshuU, William Basset, Adam de Steyngreve and 
Peter de Skremby. Order to supersede taking the process against the 
abbot of Croyland, the monks and their Serjeants, telling Thomas Wak of 
Lydel to obtain the king's letter concerning certain trespasses, in another 
Bench, if he see fit, as the king has learned from the plaint of the abbot 
and convent before the council in the present parliament, that whereas the 
abbey is of the king's patronage and the foundation of his predecessors and 
is endowed with land and possessions for the maintenance of chantries, 
alms, hospitality and other works of piety, of which lands the abbots were 
peacefully seised until Thomas usurped the profit of their marsh in 
Croyland, Spaldyng, Baston and Langetoft, whereof a great part of 
the maintenance of the monks and servants of the abbey ought to 
arise, and because the abbot sues against Thomas and his men 
of Depyng in divers places of the king for the injuries thus inflicted, 
Thomas striving to impede the said prosecution and tire the abbot, pretends 
that the abbot and certain of his monks and Serjeants broke a ditch of 
Thomas in his marsh of Depyng by force and arms, fished in his fishery 
there and took fish to the value of 1001. , which }narsh and soil the abbot 
and convent assert to be the soil of the abbey in Croyland from the foun- 
dation theBeof, obtained a commission of the king of oyer and terminer 
concerning the said trespasses before William and the others, and the king 
has considered that the abbey is of royal foundation and that the trespasses 
are not so enormous that such a commission of oyer and terminer can be 
maintained by the form of the statute thereupon, but that the afi'air should 
proceed in one of the king's Benches. 

By p.s. and agreement in parliament. 

To Saier Lorymer, appointed to inspect ships crossing with wool and 
other merchandise to parts beyond the sea and to arrest all that is found 
therein not customed. Order to attach John de la Fosse and bring him 
before the king and council to answer for his trespass and further to do 
and receive what shall be ordained by the king and his council, as Saier 



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1343. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 

certified tho king in chancery that John dearrested by force and arms a 
ship hidon with wool and other merchandise not customed, arrested by Saier 
at Northflcte, and tooic away the ship, wool and merchandise. By K. 

The prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, puts in his place John de 

— ■ Clanefeld and Nicholas de Spaygne, clerk, to defend tho execution of a 

recognizance for 1G2Z. made by him in the late king's chancery to William 
de llamelton. 

April 8. William Trussel of Cublesdon acknowledges that he owes to Queen 

Westminster, Philippa 1201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Berks. 



May 5. 

W'estmiiistei'. 



May 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane id. 

Enrolment of release by John de Hoton, knight, to Robert de Dalton, 
knight, of all his right and claim in all the lands which Robert held on the 
day of the drawing up of these presents, for life, of the demise of William 
de Hoton, John's father, in the town of Moudeslegh, co. Lancaster. 
Witnesses : John de Haveryngton, the younger, Richard de Kyghlay, John 
de Shirburn, knights, John de Radeclyf, Robert de Radeclyf, Robert de 
Syngelton. Dated at London on 16 May, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John de Hoton came into chancery at AVestminster on 
16 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Robert de Dalton, knight, of the 
one part, and John de Hoton, knight, of the other part, testifying that 
Robert has granted to John for life all the rent which he has in the town 
of Whytington in Lonesdale, to be taken from Robert's free tenants there, 
saving to him the homage, fealty and other services of those tenants, to 
hold for life, and if the rent is in arrear John may distrain on the manor 
of Bispeham in the same county for the same. [Witnesses as above. Dated 
as above.] Freinh. 

Memorandum that Robert and John came into chancery at Westminster 
on 16 May and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to release Thurstan son of William 
de Holand of Keylegh from prison until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, 
by a mainprise, as he has besought the king to order his release, as he did 
not obtain any charter of pardon for any felonies or trespasses, or find any 
mainprise to set out to Berwick upon Tweed and stay there in the king's 
service, and he is taken and imprisoned because a charter by which the king 
pardoned him the suit of his peace for homicides, felonies and robberies 
committed by him before Trinity last by the said mainprise to stay at Ber- 
wick for a year at his own cost is found on the rolls of chancery, of which 
he is utterly ignorant, to be kept there until further order ; and Robert de 
Dalton, knight, Adam do Radeclif, Robert de Radeclif and Matthew de 
Neuton have mainperned before the king in chancery to have him before 
the king and his council on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next to answer hi 
the premises and further to do and receive what shall be ordained by the 
king and his council. 

Thomas atte Chirche is sent to the prior and convent of Spaldyng to 
receive such maintenance in that house for life as Thomas Totagor, 



deceased, had there at the late king's request. 



By p. 



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Membranr Id — cant. 

1343. , ^ 

Enrolment of indenture between the kin^f and Thomas de Berewyk of 
Pokelyngton, merchant of co. York, testifying that the king has sold to 
Thomas 211 sacks 3 stones If pounds of wool at 12 marks the sack 
beyond the custom of ^ mark, total 1,789^. 5.s. H<1- of the wool of co. York 
for the 15th and 16th year of the reign, to be received of Thomas do 
Berewyk and his fellows, receivers of wool in co. York for the 15th year, 20 
sacks 7i stones 8f pounds, of Gerard de Ussefiet and his fellows, collectors 
of wool in the East Riding, co. York, for that year, 37i sacks 3^ stones, 
6f pounds ; of William Gramory and his fellows, collectors of wool in the 
West Riding, co. York, for that year, 14J stones f pounds ; of John Waxand 
and his fellows, collectors of wool in the North Riding, co. York, for the 
16th year, 49 sacks IJ pounds ; of John de Melton and his fellows, 
collectors of wool in the East Riding, co. York, for the 16th year, 
59 sacks 11 stones 5 pounds; of John de Everyngham and his 
fellows, collectors of wool in the West Riding for the 16th year, 
44 sacks 5^ stones 4f pounds, which wool the king will deliver to 
Thomas before Trinity next, and upon the buying of the wool the king 
has granted that 400Z. which Thomas will pay in Brabant shall be 
allowed to him in his first payment, and Thomas will pay to the king on 
the making of thes^ presents 400L in the wardrobe, and at Midsummer 
next 400^., at St. Mary Magdalen following 489L 5s. l^'^. upon condition 
that he is fully served with the wool in the said terms, and only at the 
time of the receipt, and if he find default he shall make certification thereof 
at the exchequer to have the necessary writs, and he shall be quit of all tolls 
and other customs wherever he takes the wool to ship it, and shall have writs 
to the collectors of customs in the ports of Kyngeston upon Hull and 
Boston to permit him to take the wool after paying i mark a sack for the 
custom. For the performance of this agreement Thomas de Yafford of 
Kyngeston upon Hull, Robert de Dalderby of Lincoln, Thomas Gouke of 
Boston and William But of Norwich, merchants, have bound themselves 
with Thomas. Dated at London on 16 May, 17 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum that this indenture vas delivered in the wardrobe to William de 
Dalton. 

May 27. John Lercedeken, knight, of co. Cornwall, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Edward prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester and to 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh 5001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the said county. 

William de Bodrygan, knight, of co. Cornwall, acknowledges that he 
owes to the same prince and Bartholomew 101 marks ; to be levied etc. in 
the said county. 

•John Darundell, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the same prince 
and Bartholomew 201. ; to be levied etc. in the said county. 

Michael de Trenewith, the younger, of co. Cornwall, acknowledges that he 
owes to the same prince and Bartholomew 100/. ; to be levied etc. in the 
said county. 

Michael de Trenewith, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to the same 
prince and Bartholomew 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Cornwall. 

Juno 4. Robert son of Walter Cocus of Etton, near Beverley, acknowledges that he 

Westminster, owes to John de Etton, parson of Great Massyngham church, iOl. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. York. 



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1343. 

May 20. 



Memhrani' Id — cont. 



To John Dengayne and his follows, justices appointed to hear and de- 
Woritminster. tomiino divers trespasses and excesses in co. Northampton. Order to 
supersede all processes begun before thorn against William Legat, parson 
of Burton church, for excesses committed by him in the exercise of his 
ecclesiastical jurisdiction, directing the sheriff of the county to supersede 
the exigents against him, in accordance with the king's grant in favour of 
ecclesiastical persons, made at the request of the prelates of the realm in 
the present parliament. By K. 

The like to the same for Master John de Woddesdon. 



Membrane 6d. 

IMay 20. To Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and de- 

Westuiiiistur. termine divers trespasses and excesses committed by the king!s ministers 
and others in co. Southampton. The prior of St. Swithin's, Winchester, 
has shown the king that although he was not an officer or minister of the 
king except in the 8th year of the reign, when he was appointed with 
Gilbert de Wygeton to collect the fifteenth in that county, and was not 
accused of any trespasses before the justices, and is prepared to stand to 
right before them in all things, yet the assessors of the 400 sacks of wool by 
which the king's ministers in the county made fine with him for tres- 
passes committed by them, have assessed the prior at 50 sacks for his portion, 
whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and it was agreed 
in the present parliament that if any one would not stand to the portion of 
the fine assessed upon him he should stand at the common law before the 
justices, and if he was found not guilty the portion assessed upon him should 
be assessed upon those who unjustly apportioned him ; the king orders the 
justices to call before them the said assessors and the other ministers of the 
county, with the prior, and after taking an inquisition upon the matter, if 
they find that the prior behaved well in his offices, then to do what is just 

By C. 



and in accordance with the said agreement. 



May 17. 

Westminster. 



April 18. 

Murtluko. 



To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Whereas, the king has learned Thomas Blanket, John de 
Colyndou, John le Peautrer and Thomas de Gloucestr[ia] were indicted 
before Everard leFraunceys and his fellows, appointed to enquire concerning 
those who took victuals and armour to the king's enemies of Scotland, for 
having laded victuals in ships in the port of Bristol in the 18th, 14th and 
IGth years of the reign and taken them to John de Insulis by their merchants 
to the isles in Scotland, for his maintenance, and Thomas was lord of the 
ships, as approved by the indictments made before Everard and his fellows, 
they assert that they are not guilty, and are demised by a mainprise until 
the king's return to England ; the king notifies the justices that he considers 
John de Insulis as his friend and orders them to view the indictments, and 
if he finds that Thomas and the others were not indicted for any other cause 
then to proceed to their release and to the final issue of that atYair in accord- 
ance with the law and custom of the realm. By p.s. 

To John de Monte Gomori, admiral of the tieet towards the West. Order 
to cause the masters of all ships arrested for the passage of William do 
Bohun earl of Northampton, which have not wished to come or receive the 
king's wages, or who have departed without licence after the king's arrival 
in Britanny, to bo before the king and his council at Westminster on 



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June 15. 
Westminster. 



May 28. 
Westminster. 



June 22. 

Winflsor. 



Membrane Qd — cont. 

St. John ante portam latinam, to answer for the premises and to do and 
receive what shall then be ordained, as several ships have not cai-ed to 
come or have departed as aforesaid. By K. 

The like to William Trussel, admiral of the fleet towards the North. 

To Robert de Morle, late admiral of the fleet towards the North. Order 
to release Roger Brewero of Welton, William Saltmersh, John de Welynj^ton, 
Nicholas de Welyngton, Walter Webbester, John Pacok, John de la Quysyne, 
Robert de Rypon and Alexander atte Medwe, after taking security from them 
for their good conduct, as the admiral returned that John atte More, master 
of a ship called * la Faucon' of Ravensere, found Roger and the others at sea 
in a ship of Seland prepared for war, and learning that they were plunderers, 
he took them and brought them to Great Yarmouth and delivered them by 
indenture to Thomas de Drayton, then supplying the admiral's place, and they 
are imprisoned at Great Yarmouth for that cause and have besought the 
king to provide a remedy. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to take and imprison Thomas Broun 
and all others who have taken wool out of the realm uncoketted without 
paying the custom although the}' have charters of pardon and have found 
security to be before the justices on a certain day to stand to right in the 
premises and to seise their lands, goods and chattels into the king's hand 
until further order, and to take inquisition what lands they had, who now 
hold them, into whose hands the goods and chattels came after their out- 
lawry, who received the issues, and to certify the king thereof in chancery, 
as the king is informed that Thomas and several other men of the city 
were indicted for the said trespass before the justices appointed for this, and 
they are outlawed in the busting of London, and they go about the city 
beating, wounding and maltreating those who indicted them, threatening 
them in life and members and the burning of their bouses. By K. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king, his chancellor and 
treasurer of the one part, and Peter Sircos and his fellows makers of money of 
the other part, testifying that the said makers will show the king tjie best 
way of making gold and silver money in England, and if their council is 
better than any other, the king grants that they shall be changers and 
receivers of all the gold and silver brought to work and that they shall be 
the chief makers of all the money so long as they behave well, receiving the 
customary wages of the changer and the customary price of the money, and 
the king will put a keeper of the exchange and a keeper of assay and a 
cutter of iron at his will and pay them at his will, and the king. Sir Robert 
Parvyng his chancellor and Sir William de Cusance his treasurer promise to 
observe the premises. Dated at Westminster on 20 June, 17 Edward III. 
Frencli. 

To Reginald de Botrewes. Order to be before the king and his council 
in chancery on Thursday after the quinzaine of Midsummer next to answer 
for his contempt and trespass and to do and receive what shall there be 
ordained, as at the suit of William de Croche, knight, showing the king 
that he Reginald and others were taken in war at Edeneburgh by the king's 
Scottish enemies and put at ransom,' and William and some others were 
dismissed as hostages for the ransom and because William gave satisfaction 
for a great part of the ransom Reginald and the others, although tbuy took 
oath to satisfy him for the portions of the ransom touching them have 
hitherto refused to pay anything, and he besought the king to provide a 
remedy, the king ordered Reginald to be before him and his council on 
a certain day to answer William, and he did not care to come on that day. 

By p.s. 



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1343. 

June 13. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Gd — cont. 

To Lambert de Hautepiore, the king's sergeant at arras. Order to deliver 
Robert do Middolton, who is arrested by the chancellor for certain contempts 
and delivered to Lambert to be kept safely, to Ralph baron of Stallbrd, who 
has mainperned before the king to have Robert before the king at his 
order to stand to right for the premises. 



MEMBRANE 5d. 

Enrolment of release by John son and heir of John de Middelmor to 
William Trussel the elder, knight, lord of Notehurst, of all his right and 
claim in the lands which William holds in Solihulle and Toneworth of 
John's inheritance of the demise and grant of Letitia, John's mother. Dated 
at Westminster on 1 July, 17 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that John came into chancery on 1 July and acknowledged 
the preceding deed. 

Boniface Busket, merchant of Chieri (de Kmo) puts in his place 
Bartholomew de Veroune and Arnald Odeghem, to prosecute the execution 
of a recognizance for 600Z. made to him in chancery by brother John de 
Courteneye, abbot of Tavystok. 

The same Boniface puts in his place the said Bartholomew and Arnald, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognizance for 1321., made to him in chancery 
by brother W'illiam de Barsham, prior of Farle. 

Adam Brabazon, citizen of London, and John Whithorn of Doun-ton, 
chaplain, executors of the will of John de Oxon[ia], citizen and vintner of 
London, put in their place William de Shiltwod and John de Codyngton 
the younger, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognizance for 360/. 
made to John in chancery by brother Nicholas, abbot of Eynesham, for 
himself and his convent, Richard de Williamscote and Thomas de Langele. 

The same executors put in their place William and John to prosecute the 
execution of a recognizance for 400Z. made to John de Oxon[iaj in chancery 
by the abbot of Eynesham for himself and convent. 

John de Hilberworth and Alice late the wife of Eudo de Helpryngham of 
Cambridge, whom he has now married, put in their place Gilbert de Chishull 
and Walter de Wygan, clerks, to defend the execution of a recognizance for 
4:81. made to Eudo son of Eudo de Helpryngham in chancery by the said 
Alice. 

Edmund de Malyns acknowledges that he owes to John de Alveton 40^; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de la Haye, John Eustace, John de Chetyndon, William de 
Merston and Thomas le Corniscr acknowledge that they owe to Thomas 
de Brayton and William de Salteby, clerks, 600/. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Bedford. 

John do Strode and John de Hierne, clerk, acknowledge that they owe 
to William de Kaveudale, clerk, 21 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 14. Thomas son of Thomas do Fournyvall acknowledges that he owes to John 

Westminster, do Wylughby of Eresby 400/. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 



July 13. 
Clarendon. 



July 11. 
Arundel. 



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127 



1343. 



July 15. 
Westminster. 



July 7. 
Waltham. 



July 1. 
Waltham. 

July 18. 
Lyndhurst. 



July 20. 
Clarendon. 



July 19. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 5d — cont. 

Thomas Brette puts in his place John de Codynj^ton the younf^cr to 
prosecute the execution of a rocognisanco for 40 marks made to him in 
chancery by Thomas son of Roger le Despenser of Langetoft. 

Ferand Manion of Spain puts in his place John de Baddeby and William 
de Baddeby to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 5001., made to 
him in chancery by John de Pomeriis, prior of Andovere, diocese of 
Winchester, for himself and his convent. 

Memorandum that Ferand came into chancery at Westminster and 
acknowledged before the chancellor on 15 July that he had been satisfied 
for the said sum by the prior. 

John de Vieleston acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Barthelmeu 
and his fellows, merchants of Lucca, 601. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

John Carter of Westwyk, tenant of the land which belonged to Robert 
Danyel, puts in his place Roger de Queryngton and John de Ayremynne to 
defend the execution of a recognisance for 20 marks made by Robert in the 
late king's chancery to William de Burton. 

Peter de Cheyham acknowledges that he owes to Simon Rote, citizen of 
London, 201.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard Damory acknowledges that he owes to William de Ravendale, 
clerk, 20Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to supersede the promulgation of the 
exigents and outlawry against Thomas de Chisenhale, late sub-escheator in 
that county, by a mainprise, and to have this writ before the justices on 
the day when the exigents are returnable, as although the king lately ordered 
the sheriff to exact Thomas until he was outlawed, and to take him and 
keep him in prison, so that he should have him before John Dengaigne and 
his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and 
excesses in that county, at Bedeford on Monday after the Assumption to 
answer the king for certain trespasses whereof he is indicted before the 
justices, yet the said Thomas, as sheriff of Southampton is so occupied on 
the king's affairs in that county that ho cannot appear before the sheriff" 
and he has found William Fifhyde, John Inkcpenne, John Spicer, John de 
Wygan, John Forst and Richard Conyn, of co. Southampton, who have 
mainperned before the king in chancery to have him before the justices on 
the day on which the exigents are returnable, to answer the king for what 
pertains to him in the matter. By C. 

Bartholomew do Imworth, the king's serjcant at arms, is sent to the abbot 
and convent of Bordoslegh to receive such maintenance for life as Richard 
de Clebury and Stephen de Byttcrleye had there at the king's request. 

To Peter king of Aragon, Valencia, Sardinia and Corsica and count of 
Barcelona. The king has received his letters containing that two cogs of 
Peter Tosquerii and other lieges, citizens of Barcelona and Valencia, laden 
with merchandise were sailing to Flanders, when two armed ships, one 
called ' la (Jatdine,' with Peter 15ernardi do Tholosa, the other called ' la Nau 
dieu ' with Raymund de Bas, the king's subjects, of Bayonne, as captains 
attacked them, and after they had received them in faith threw them into 
the sea, except certain persons, and took the others with the cogs and goods 



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1343. 



]\hmbraiu 



5,1- 



-coitt. 



July 26. 
Clarendon. 



to the port of Dortemuth, and Peter took information and requested the king to 
cause satisfaction to bo done, and to grant to his other subjects tlie liberty of 
trafficking as he had promised, and the king desiring to maintain their 
ancient friendship makes known to Peter that he was on the eve of crossing 
to Britanny when he heard of the taking of the cogs, and ho could not 
take information thereupon, but ordered the chancellor and others of the 
council to make diligent enquiry and do speedy justice, and Peter Bornardi 
and Raymond with others on the part of Peter's subjects, appearing before 
the council, the former answ(>red that the war was raging with France and 
they went to attack the king's enemies, and when they met the cogs they 
asked if they were faithful to the king and who they were, and for this they 
sent some of their men peacefully in a little boat, but Peter's subjects 
killed those who went in the boat, and seeing this the king's subjects, after 
a long light overcame the others, and therefore affirm that the cogs and 
goods belong to them by maritime law, and it was found that their assertii)n 
contained the truth, while nothing was proved on the other side, wherefore 
the arrest of the goods of Peter Bernard! and Raymund is released ; the king 
therefore requests Peter to examine the premises and to supersede laying a 
marque or pledge on the goods of the king's subjects if the judgment seems 
good to him or his council, sending his judgment to the king, in the interest 
of their friendship, and the king has ordered the mayor, jurats and hundred 
peers of Bayonne to have the plaints of Peter's subjects upon the premises 
and to do them speedy justice. [Fcedera.] 

Nicholas atte Wode of Wyppyngham of the isle of Wight acknowledges 
that he owes to William le Wayte lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 

Enrolment of indenture made at Winchester on Saturday after St. James, 
17 Edward III, between William lo Wayte and Nicholas atte Wode of the 
isle of Wight testifying that whereas Nicholas is bound to William in 100/. 
by the preceding recognisance, William grants that if Nicholas grant to 
Bartholomew del Isdle a yearly rent of 20Z. of his lands in Wippyngham, 
Nicholas being in possession by virtue of the enfeoffment of Bartholomew 
de Insula and Nicholas de In.sula his brother, then the recognisance shall be 
null and void. Dated as aforesaid. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Winchester on 26 July 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane id. 

May 20. To Walter de Weston, the king's clerk. Order to come to the king in 

Westminster. England with all speed to inform him and his council of what has l)een 

done with the money and wool lately sent to Gascouy and delivered to 

William and to do certain other things. By K. 

June 8. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to arrest two ships called 

Westminster. ^ la CLmcnt' and ' la yau dieu' oi London, and John lUaksou and John 
Richardson, the masters, and the mariners thereof with all the goods and 
things therein, and keep the ships and goods and detain the masters and 
mariners in Neugate prison until further order, as the ships wont with the king 
to liritanny and they departed from the port of lU-est, whore the king landed, 
contrary to his prohibition, as the king is informed by the certiticate of his 
admirals. P>y K. and C\ 

[Fadtra.] 



17 EDWAKD III.— Part 1. 129 



1343. 



Membrane id — cont. 

The like to the following to arrest the following ships : — 

The bailiffs of Strode for ' Za Cristine' of Strode, Robert Selyman, 

master. 
The bailiffs of Mergate for ' la Godhiete ' and ' la Luk ' of Mergate, Simon 

Lioun and Salomon Litherer, masters. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich for a barge called ^la Katerine' of 

Sandwich, John Faler, master. 
The mayor and bailiffs of' Dover for ' la cog Johan ' of Dover, John 

liardheved, master. 
The bailiffs of Hethe for 'la Blithe' of Hethe, William Bronyng, master. 

[Ibid.] 
The bailiff's of Eie for 'la Godijer ' and ' la Seintemaricog,' of Rie, Henry 

Goldhyne and William Elys, masters. 
The bailiffs of Seford for ' la Nicholas ' and ' la Godyer ' of Seford, 

Thomas Boiirdoun and Richard atte Bernette, masters. 
The bailiffs of Bourne for ' la Cristemasse ' and ' la Jasper' of Bourne, 

Richard Mantel and Richard atte Gate, masters. 
The bailiffs of Shorham for ' la Laurence ' and ' la Nicholas ' of Shorham, 

Simon Bak and Thomas Robyn, masters. 
The bailiffs of Codelawe for ' la Welifare,' of Codelawe, Stephen 

Knyght, master. 
The bailiffs of Porchester for ' la Marrjarete ' and ' la Jouette ' of 

Porchester, Robert Huytyng and John Bullyng, masters. 
The bailiffs of Hok for 'la Bartholomeu,' 'la Blithe,' 'la Godbiete,' 'la 

Mariote,' 'la Trinite' ' la Belote,' 'la Welifare,' and ' Za Peter' of 

Hok, Roger Rede, William Lambham, Robert Cole, Robert Stottere, 

William Gnodale, John Ferthing, Roger Gamelyn and John Weryng, 

masters. 
The bailiffs of Hamele for a ship of Richard Cole of Hamele, whereof 

he is master. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton for ' la Jouette ' of Southamp- 
ton, William atte Burch, master. 
The bailiffs of Lompton for * la Bien Venue ' and ' la Welifare ' of 

Lompton, Thomas Blake and William Coleman, masters. 
The bailiffs of St. Helens for ' la Nicholas,' ' la Clarote,' ' la Ascension,' 

and ' la Blithe,' John Heyne, Adam Palmere, Hugh Rande and 

Robert Champenois, masters. 
The bailiffs of Presshewater for ' la Seintemaricog ' of Fresshewater, 

John Graunger, master. 
The bailiffs of la Pole for ' la Rodecog,' * la Seintemaricog ' and ' la 

Piodccog ' of la Pole, John Wilsy, Adam Hormouth and Richard 

Moneye, masters. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Dertemuth for ' la Seintemaricog ' of Derte- 

muth, John atte Forde, master. 
The bailiffs of Portelemuth for ' la James ' of Portelemuth, Richard 

Hey ward, master. 
The bailiffs of Plummuth for ' la Grace dieu ' and ' la Uitliele ' and a 

ship of Alan Gede of Plummuth, John Augustyn, John Kik and Alan, 

masters. 
The bailiffs of Loo for ' la Seintemaricog,' ' la Savoie,' ' la Rodecog,' ' la 

cog Johan,' ' la Michd,' and ' la Katerine' of Loo, John Page, John 

Vigorous, Peter Bmothe, Gilbert Richard, Roger Crey and Richard 

Lowmuth, masters. 
The bailiffs of Fowy for ' la Trinifc,' ' la Javu's',' ' la Fakaundicu,' ' la 

Miclul,' ' la Jouette' u.nd 'la Katerine' of Fowy and the ships of 

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130 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1343. 



]\feinhra)U' Id— -rout. 



John atto Yate and Laurence William of Fowy, Thomas Carver, 

Richard J^)ioun, John Tegan, Thomas Cook, John Touyt, Robert 

Warman and said John and Laurence, masters. 
The bailiira of Polruan for 'la Kateruw,' ' la Savoie,' 'la Peter,' 'la 

Alissote ' of Polruan and a ship of Thomas Adam, Adam Annot 

Henry Carver, Thomas Taillour, John Portable and the said Thomas 

masters. 
The mayor and sheriffs of London for ' la Manjarite,' ' la Seintemaricog 

of Gregory Pieres, 'la Semtemaricog' of Simon Fissh, 'la Laurence 

and 'la Seintemaribot' of London, Laurence Cherch, Gregory Peres 

Simon Fissh, William Weryn and Thomas Pergate, masters. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Wyncholso for ' la (ludbiete,' 'la Leonard ' and 

'la Crodbiete' of Wynchelse, William Wyleman, Thomas Toneman 

and William Easel, masters. 
The bailiffs of Lym for ' la Manjarete ' of Lym, Robert Willere, master. 
The bailiffs of Seton for 'la Nicolos ' of Seton, Adam Callyn, master. 
Themayor and bailiffs of Dertemuth for ' la Seintemaricog,' 'la Nicholas' 

and ' la James ' of Dertemuth, Ralph Brewere, John Squier and John 

Bourne, masters. 
The bailiffs of Sidemuth for 'la George' of Sidemuth and a ship of 

Robert Hake, John Hake and Robert, masters. 
The bailiffs of Portilmuth for 'la Saveorescog' of Portilmuth, Adam 

Norais, master. 
The bailiffs of Plummuth for 'la Seintemaricog,' ' la Nief Hameline' of 

Torr', 'la cog Thomas ' and a ship of John Doneford, Richard Bolde, 

Edward Bundy, Richard Gust and John Boghiere, masters. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol for ' la Trinite ' and ' la Nicholas ' of 

Bristol, Adam Briane and Thomas Belechere, masters. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' 
for 'la Katerine' of Ed[mund] Wolwich, 'la Katcrine' of John Wageyn, 
* la cog Anne,' 'la Katerine,' 'la Trinite,' 'la Rode cog,' ' la Seintemaribot ' 
and 'la Jouette' of London, Edmund Wolwich, John Wygeyn, Robert 
Maykyn, William Chirchegate, Stephen Sarlot, John Kempe, William Nold 
and William Nightyngale, masters, which ships crossed with the king to 
Britanny and departed from the port of Vanes in Britanny, contrary to his 
prohibition. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The bailiffs of Grenewich for ' la Cristemasse ' of Grenewich, William 

Mellere, master. 
The bailiffs of Maidestan for 'la Michel' of Maidestan, John Cokham, 

master. 
The bailiffs of Faveresham for ' la Kateiine ' of Faversham, Peter Seman. 

master. 
The mayor and bailiff's of Sandwich from ' la Nicolas ' and ' la Margarte ' 

of Sandwich, William Patoun and John Andreu, masters. 
The bailiffs of Romeni from ' la Kat rin:' ' of Romeneye, Roger Hamoun, 

master. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Wyncholso for ' la Xaudit^u,' ' la Jouette,' ' la 

Margaretc,' ' la George,' 'la Katerine' of Wynchelse, William Jakes, 

Thomas Martyn, John Bartlot, John Dunnying and John Roger, 

masters. 
The bailiffs of Weymuth for ' la cog Johan ' and ' la Trinite ' of Weymuth, 

Thomas lluyte and Robert Longo, masters. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 131 



1343. 



Membrane id — cont. 



The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol ior ' la Nicolas,' ' la Rodrcof/,' 'la 
Grace,' ' la Cristofore,' and ' la Michel ' of Bristol, Richard Palmere, 
Walter Davy, John Clerc, William Wattekyn and Nicholas Bernard, 
masters. 

The bailiffs of Setou for ' la George ' of Soton, Hugh Guilliam, master. 

The bailiffs of Fowy for ' la cog Thomas ' of Fowy, Thomas Lewyne, 
master. 

The bailiffs of Falemuth for ' la Seintemaricog ' of Falemuth, Ralph 
Coulyng, master. 

To the bailiffs of Sidemuth. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' for the ship 
of William Sengere which was arrested for the king's last passage to 
Britanny and did not come. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The bailiffs of Otery for a ship of Walter Giffard whereof he is master. 

The bailiffs of Exemuth for ' la Seintemaricog,' la Spinace,' 'la Michel,' 
'la Margarete,' 'la Godyer,' 'la Burmayde' and 'la Margarete' of 
Exemuth, Maurice Hopere, Robert Bridport, William Chaundeler, 
Roger Teslere, Adam Ganne, Richard Rauf and Morkinus Ganne, 
lords and masters. 

The bailiffs of Tengemuth for a ship of John Bolts, John Staloun, 
master. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dertemuth for ' la Laurence ' of Bikebury, 
' la Laurence ' and ' la Seintemaricog ' of Dertemuth, John de Bike- 
bury, Walter de Topesham and Henry Whitlee, masters. 

The bailiffs of Plummuth for the ships of Robert Titewell, Thomas 
Augustyn and Robert Langynoun, whereof Robert Titewell, William 
Chivaler and Stephen Bac are masters. 

The bailiffs of Loo for ' la Spinace' of Loo, Walter Brun, master. 

The bailiffs of Falemuth for ' J a Spinace ' of Falemuth, Roger Bigolas, 
master. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol for a ship of Thomas Blanket. 

To the bailiffs of Hamele. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' to 
arrest the ships of John Bichet and Roger Rayner, whereof they are 
masters, which did not come to the passage of William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, to Britanny, but went to other parts. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit: — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton for ' la cog John ' and a ship 

of John Briane, Robert Passager and John, masters. 
The bailiffs of Melbrok for ' la Nicolos ' of Melbrok, William atte 

Regge, master. 
The bailiffs of Calcheford for ' la Nicholos ' of Calcheford, Robert Wylde, 

master. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Dertemuth for 'la Michel,' ' la Rode cog,' 

and ' la Lyghtfot' oiDcrtQTauih., Richard Matheu, John Kyng and 

William Abraham, masters. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol for ' la Dieu le garde ' and ' la 

Assumpcion ' of Bristol, Roger Langele and Laurence Gust, masters. 

MEMBRANE 3d. 

June 8. To the bailiffs of Maldon. Like order to arrest a ship called ' la 

Weatu instfer. Katerine' of Maldon, whereof John Renaud is master, which departed from 

Brest, together with the master and mariners thereof and the goods therein. 

By K. and C. 



132 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



■1040 Membrane Sd — cont. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The bailiffs of Mersoye for 'la Laurence' of Merseye, William Bacoun, 
master. 

The biulitt's of MiWeHet ior ' la Alicie,' 'la coq Johan' and 'laMargarete' 
of Milloflet. 

The bailiffs of Jernemuth for 'la Nicolas,' 'la Charite,' 'la Peter,' 'la 
c()(f 'I'liomas,' 'la Isabelle,' 'la Garlonde,' 'la Beneyt,' 'la Nicolas,' 'la 
Nicolas' and 'la Manjarete' of Jernemuth, John Norman, Robert de 
Runham, Warin Bromflet, John do Belton, Thomas de Runham, 
William Sad, Roger Beneyt, Richard Holdhous, Robert Tynwhit and 
Robert Ambrose, masters. 

The bailiff's of Blakeney for 'la Nicolaa' of Robert Rose and 'la 
Nicolas' of Robert Albon of Jernemuth, whereof they are masters. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull for 'la Elene,' 'la 
Welyfare,' 'la Margarete,' 'la Godijer' and 'la cog John' of 
Kyngeston, Alan de Bedeford, Michael Tunnok, Hudo Scotte, John 
Borwald and Adam Helleye, masters. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne for the ships of John 
Lawe and John Barry. 
, The bailiffs of Harwich for 'la Peter' of Harwich, Charles Peche, 
master. 

The bailiff's of Whitlowenes for 'la Waynpayn* of Whitlowenes, 
Richard Priour, master. 

The bailiff's of Colchester for 'la James,' 'la Biene' and 'la Nicholas' of 
Colchester, John Ketel, Henry Pache and John Marchal, masters. 

The bailiff's of Harwich for 'la James,' 'la Seintemaricog,' ' la Eodecog,' 
'la Seintemaricog,' 'la Katerine' and 'la Margarete' of Harwich, John 
Whither, William Stace, John Bios, Alexander Bataille, Robert 
Barry and Gilbert Abraham, masters. 

The bailiff's of Ipswich for 'la Alice,' 'la Malyne,' 'la Sare,' 'la 
Maudeleine,' 'la Katerine,' 'la Seintemarilodship,' 'la Nicolas,' 'la 
Esmon' and 'la Trinite' of Ipswich, William Baldri, Robert Smyth, 
Robert Bartelot, Semannus Baldri, Richard Joie, Robert atte Essh, 
Henry Broun, John atte Stone and Thomas Fraunceis, masters. 

The bailiff's of Baldeseye for 'la Burmayde,' 'laMalet,' ' la Eleyne,' 
'la Katerine,' 'la Margarete,' 'la Godyer,' 'la Geffrey,' 'la Isabelle,' 
'la Barthelmeu,' 'la Savage' and 'la Scot,' ot Baldeseye, Walter 
Aillard, Richard HundepoU, Hugh Baldry, John Norman, Thomas 
Hicok, William Scot, Ralph Gardyuer, William Wallere, William 
Rede, John More and Richard Courteler, masters. 

The bailiff's of Dunwich for ' la Margarete,' ' la Seinternaribot ' and ' la 
Welifare ' of Dunwich, John Frese, William Touttepeny and William 
Swatine, masters. 

The bailiffs of Oreford for ' la Seintemaricog ' of Oreford, Hugh Taillour, 
master. 

The bailiff's of Little Yarmouth for '/a Seintemaricog' and 'la Katerine ' 
of Little Yarmouth, Henry Bolton and William Hamond, masters. 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth for 'la Barthelmeu,' 'la Margarete,' ' la 
Inton,' ' la Michel ' and ' la lUithe ' of Yarmouth, Richard Bettos, 
John de Parham, William Fille, Richard Runham and William 
Bakere, masters. 

The bailiff's of Blakenoyo for ' la Nicolas ' of Blakeneye, Adam Wolstan, 
master. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lonne for 'la James,' 'la Maudeleifn*,' 
'la Michel,' ' la Trinite,' 'la Godhiete,' 'la James,' 'la MaryartU,' 



17 EDWARD 111.— rAKT 1. 133 



1343. 



Membrane 3d — cont. 



'la Seinteniaribot,' 'la (reorr/e' of Lonnc, Simon Ilcir, William 

Markant, llalph de Warham, Roger Fairchild, John do. Mcrseye, 

William Nicolesone, Thomas Robyn, John de Ruaham and Adam de 

Mosle, masters. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Boston for ' la Joachim ' of Boston, Richard 

Iwardby, master. 
The baihifs of Garenthorp for ' la Goudale ' of Garenthorp, William 

Galey, master. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby for ' la Godyer ' and ' la Blithe ' of 

Grymesby and a ship of Thomas Heynesone, Robert Heynesone, John 

Ingesone and Thomas, masters. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull for ' la Leonard,' 

' la Plente,' ' la cog Johan,' ' la Esmon,' 'la Trinite,' 'la Katerine' 

and 'la Blithe' of Kyngeston, Ranulph Hynd, Roger de Ravenesere, 

Adam Holleye, John de Dunwico, Robert de Patrynton, Peter Bigod 

and Ralph de Pole, masters. 
The bailiffs of Ravenesere for 'la cog Johan,' 'la Rodecog' and 'la 

Faucon ' of Ravenesere, John de Wyston, Richard Potterefiet and 

John de Frichemerssh, masters. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne for ' la Rodeship,' ' la 

Botulf and ' la- Tri?iite ' of Newcastle, John Russell, Henry Wappe- 

lode and Adam Doggere, masters. 
The bailiffs of Jernemuth for ' la Andreu ' of Jernemuth, Nicholas 

Tynwhit, master. 
The bailiffs of Saltecote for ' la Godyer ' of Saltecote, Thomas de 

Bilneye, master. 
The bailiffs of Harwich for 'la Godbiete ' and ' la Esmon ' of Harwich, 

Richard Stace and John Trumpour, masters. 
The bailiffs of Ipswich for ' la I^eter ' and ' la Eleyne ' of Ipswich, 

Hugh Craton and Thomas Clerc, masters. 
The bailiffs of Jernemuth for ' la Grace,' ' la cog Johan,' ' la Margarete,' 

' la Wangeliste,' ' la Blithe ' and 'laJouette ' of Jernemuth, John de 

Kirkele, Henry Box, Adam Laverok, William Roudyng, Walter 

Rebel and Laurence de Reppes, masters. 
The bailiffs of Gernethorp for ' la George ' of Gernethorp, Walter 

Perman, master. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne for a ship of John 

Dalmouth and 'la Alice' of Newcastle, Gilbert Stauport, master. 
The bailiffs of Jernemuth for a ship of John Rede of Jernemuth, Adam 

Collessone, master. 

To the bailiffs of Maldon. Like order to arrest a ship of Arnald Flemyng 
of Maldon, whereof John Long is master, which was arrested for the king's 
last passage to Britanny and did not come to that passage. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Boston for ' la Nicolas,' ' la Seintemarilodship,' 
' la Clement,' ' la Welyfare,' ' la Blithe ' of Henry Cole, * la Blithe ' 
of Robert Est and 'la Margarete' of Boston, John Megh, Adam 
Alman, Henry Cole, Robert Est and Walter Berd, masters. 

The bailiffs of Gernethorp for ' la Blithe ' of Gernethorp, John Perman 
the younger, master. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby for ' la Jlliihe, ' la Maline,' and 
Seintemarielodnhip,' of Grymesby, Philip Gonwardby, John Bokyngge 
and William Bolnhand, masters. 

The bailiffs of Saltfletby for a ship of John Smyth. 



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Tho bailifta of Barton for ' la Maline' of Barton, John Cowyk, master. 
Tho mayor and bailiflfs of Kyngeston upon Hull for ' la Botiller,' ' la 

Katerine ' and ' la Qodyne ' of Kyngeston, John Colyn, John Pegge 

and "William Baldresheye, masters. 
Tho bailififs of Swyneflet for a ship of Adam Storm. 
The bailiflfs of Nyweland for a ship of Richard Brewestere. 
The bailiflfs of Fenewyk for ' la Laurence ' of Fenewyk, Hugh de 

Hastyngos, lord. 
The bailiffs of Sneyth for a ship of Hugh Ladde. 
Tho bailiflfs of Bridelyngton for a ship of the prior of Bridelyngton. 
The bailiflfs of Sternethorp for * la Laurence ' of Stenethorp, Adam de 

Sternethorp of Kavoneshere, master. 
The bailiffs of Little Yarmouth for ' la Andrea ' and ' la Blithe' of Little 

Yarmouth, Richard Dowy and William Courtois, masters. 

To the bailiffs of Gernethorp. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' to arrest a 
ship called ' la Margarete ' of Gernethorp, whereof John Perman is master, 
which was arrested for the passage of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton 
to Britanny and did not come to that passage. By K. and C. 

The like to the bailiffs of Jernemuth for ' la Juette ' of Jernemuth, Laurence 
de Reppes, master. 

July 15. To John de Stonore and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 

Westminster, determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Northampton. Whereas the 
community of the king's ministers in that county have made fine with him 
for their trespasses by 4,000 marks before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, 
late justices appointed to hear and determine such trespasses in that county, 
and the fine is for the most part not yet levied for by reason of undue 
apportionment for lack of apportioners chosen for this, some men of the 
county who have committed a small delict being assessed at a greater portion 
than those who have done more ; the king orders the justices to call before 
them all the ministers of the county and the assessors of the fine, and after 
having examined the apportionment and heard the reasons of the ministers 
and assessors, if they find that the apportionment was iinduly made, then 
to cause the fine to be newly apportioned, having consideration to the 
quantity of the debit and the faculties of those who are bound to pay it, 
and to cause the fine to be levied without delay and delivered to those to whom 
it is assigned. By K. 



Membrane %L 

Enrolment of bond by Lambert de Alemaun[ia], burgess of Lenn, to 
William de Melchebourn, burgess of that town, in iS^L, to bo paid to William 
or his attorney at Lenn on Christmas day next. Dated at London at Whit- 
suntide, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Lambert came into chancery at Westminster on 

16 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that although Lambert de Alemann[ia], 
burgess of Lenn, is bound to William do Melchebourn in OS/, by the preced- 
ing deed, William grants that if Lambert pay him 8-1/. in tho same form, 
the said deed shall be null and void. Dated at London at Triuitv, 

17 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that the said parties came into chancery at Westminster on 
10 June and acknowledged the prociding indenture. 



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The keeper of the house of the vicars of St. Peter's, York, and the said 

vicars put in their place William de Kynardeby and William de Skipwith 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 2,000^ made to the keeper 
and vicars by Henry le Vavasour, knight. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Andrew Braunche, 
knight, demised to Master Hervey de Stanton, parson of Elm church, and 
to Hervey son of Aunger de Stanton, his manor of Northbarsham, co, Nor- 
folk, with the advowson of the church of that town, to hold for Master 
Hervey's life, and that his executors should have free access to the manor 
and stay there for a year after his death, to take away corn, hay, beasts, 
goods and chattels in that manor as they see fit and have easements of all 
houses of the manor, the common pasture pertaining thereto for all the 
animals of Master Hervey and Hervey for the said time, and he also grants 
to Master Hervey a yearly rent of 11. Ids. id. for life to be paid at North- 
barsham, CO. Norfolk, beginning at the Annunciation next, and if the rent 
is in arrear Hervey son of Aunger shall hold the manor for life with the 
advowson, and they shall remain to him for a year for every term that the 
rent is in arrear ; and Andrew will acquit Hervey and Hervey towards the 
lord of Castelacre of any claims for suit of court, services or amercements 
by reason of tenements of Blankmouster touching that lordship, and if 
Master Hervey shall build a cowshed and sheepfold in the manor Andrew 
will pay to him Al. and Master Hervey shall take six medium oaks for 
building those houses in the manor, and if he does not build Andrew will 
pay him 40s. and be quit of the 4Z. and six oaks ; and Master Hervey shall 
newly erect a pair of gates in the manor, and for making them Andrew 
shall pay to him 6s. 8d. Witnesses : Alexander de Flory, William de 
Colford, Hugh de Walton, John de Northwod, Robert Adymot. Dated at 
London on Monday after St. Barnabas, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Andrew came into chancery at Westminster on 
28 June, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of grant by Nicholas de Clare, knight, to Simon Dolsaly, 
citizen and pepperer of London, and Alice his wife of all those tenements 
with houses, shops, gardens and ail other appurtenances which he had of 
the gift and enfeoffment of Sir Gilbert de Clare, son and heir of Sir Gilbert 
de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, in the parish of St. Mary, Wol- 
chirchehagh, London, which tenements are between the tenement of 
Thomas de Bauquell, which formerly belonged to John Adrian, towards the 
south, the cemetery of the church of St. Mary Wolchirchehagh towards the 
north, the highway called Walbrok towards the west, and the lane leading 
from the lane of St. Swithun to Wolchirchehagh and the said tenement of 
Thomas do Bauquell towards the cast. Simon Fraunceis mayor of London, 
Kichard de Kislyngbury and John Lovokyn then sheriffs of that city, Henry 
Darcy then alderman of that ward. Witnesses : John Hamond, William 
de Cave, Thomas de Cantuar[ia], Laurence Sely, Thomas de Farnham, John 
de Bedeford, Walter Page, Simon de Pulham. Dated at London on Satur- 
day the eve of SS. Peter and Paul, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Nicholas came into chancery at Westminster on 
30 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

July 1, Reginald son of Herbert, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry lo 

Westminster, fitz lioger '2,001. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

Henry le fitz Roger acknowledges that he owes to Reginald le fitz Herbert 
10^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 



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Membrane 2(1 — cont. 

The same Honry acknowledges that he owes to the said Reginald 2001. ; 
to bo levied as aforesaid. 

Enrolment of release by Ralph son of William son of William de Eketon 
to Simon Onowyne of Eketon of all his right and claim in a messuage, 331 
acres of land, 33 acres of meadow in Eketon, together with a general release. 
Witnesses : William Trussel, knight, Simon de Thorp, William Byfeld, 
Thomas de Sancto Hillar[ioj and Walter de Beggeworth, Dated at West- 
minster on 2 July, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Ralph came into chancery at Westminster on 8 July 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and 
Robert de Beverley and William de Molscroft of the other part, testifying 
that whereas Robert and William have promised to travail and find divers 
goods and chattels which belonged to Sir John Travers, constable of 
Bordeaux, deceased, and to render his account for the time when he was in 
the said office, the king has granted to them, for their travail and diligence 
in the matter, the moiety of the said goods and chattels, when he is served 
with the other moiety. In witness whereof the king, Sir Robert Parvyng 
the chancellor and Sir William de Cusance the treasurer have set their 
seals to the part of the indenture towards Robert and William, who have 
set their seals to the other part. Dated at Westminster on 16 June, 
17 Edward III. French. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order not to pay anything of the subsidy of 40s. a sack of 
wool, 40s. on every 300 wool-fells and Al. on each last of hides to 
Tidemannus de Lymbergh, and his fellows, merchants of Almain, or to 
Nicholas Bartelmeu and his fellows, merchants of Luca, after the feast of 
Midsummer next, although the king ordered them to pay that subsidy to those 
merchants up to that feast, one moiety to the said merchants of Almain 
and the other moiety to the said merchants of Luca. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : — 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The collectors in the port of Boston. 
The collectors in the port of Southampton. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

To the shcriti" of York. Writ for payment to Henry de Sothill and John 
de Northland, knights of that shire, of 12Z. 16.s. for attending the parlia- 
ment held at Westminster on Monday after the quinzaine of Easter last, to 
wit for thirty two days at 4s. a day each. 

The like to other sheriffs to pay various sums to the knights of their 
respective shires [as in Eetum of Members of Parliament, part 1, p. 18G, 
readinij John le Vyneter /u/- John Vynter and John de Vaux /or John le 
Vaux]. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lincoln. Writ for payment to William 
Virly, one of the citizens of that city, of 64s. for his expenses in attending 
the said parliament, to wit for thirty two days at 2s. a day. 

The following have like writs for various sums, to wit : — 

John le Lyndraper and Nicholas do Shirefeld, citizens of Winchester. 
Thomas Prat, one of the citizens of Salisbury. 



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Membrane Id — cont. 



Nicholas Lony and Adam Juwoys, burgesses of Southampton. 

William lo Locho, one of the burgesses of Bcdcford. 

Ralph j\Iayndy and John Batishull, burgesses of Truru. 

John de Bokclly and Ralph de Trembleythok, burgesses of llelleston. 

John But and Thomas de Eton, burgesses of Harwich. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Writ for payment to John de Wyke, one of the 
burgesses of Shafton, of GO.s. for his expenses in attending the said 
parliament, to wit for thirty days at 2s. a day. 

The like to the sheriff of Warwick for Roger de la Launde and Luke 
Gerard, burgesses of Warwick, of 112.s, for twenty eight days. 



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2^343^ ' Membrane 36. 

July 16. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

fv^S^'^'^r of London. Whereas the king — in consideration of the damages suffered 
( jic ctu). j^^ ^^^ merchants of the realm, to whom he is bound in divers sums of 
money arising from the sale of their wool sent to parts beyond the sea and 
taken at Durdraght for the king's use by ministers deputed for this, through 
the delay in the payment of such debts — has granted that of the subsidy 
of 40.V. granted in the last parliament held at Westminster, with the assent 
of the community of merchants then assembled, from Midsummer last until 
Michaelmas following and for three years after that feast, upon every sack 
of wool, every 300 wool-fells and each half last of hides taken out of the 
realm, beyond the custom of J mark due by natives and of 10s. due by 
aliens, all the said merchants to whom the king is debtor shall have allow- 
ance of 20s. of the said subsidy on their own wool, hides and wool-fells 
taken out of the realm by themselves or their ministers for the first of the 
three years, and of a mark for the second and third years in the form afore- 
said, if they are not previously satisfied for the sums due to them, and that 
the executors of such merchants are in the same position as the surviving 
merchants, as is contained in an indenture made between the king and 
council and the surviving merchants ; the king orders the collectors to 
cause allowance in the form aforesaid to be made to Philip Cheyne of Lode- 
lowe, to whom the king was bound in 2,il. 4s. lOd. for his wool, and to whom 
100s. of that sum were allowed by the late collectors of customs in that port 
as appears by a certificate thereon made by the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer in chancery, for the remaining Idl. 4s. 10</. Proviso that the 
collectors make answer for the custom and subsidy beyond that allowance, 
and that they take Philip's oath before he takes any wool, hides or wool- 
fells out of that port, that the wool etc. are his own and that he will not 
commit any fraud in the matter, and that he will find security from the 
masters of the ships who take the wool etc. out of that port by indenture 
that they will take the wool and other merchandise to the king's staple and 
unlade it there in accordance with the ordinance. By p.s. 

Memorandum that the form of these writs was afterwards changed, as 
appears by transcript on the dorse of this roll. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance for the following 
sums in the said port, to wit : — 

John Hosband of London, to whom the king was bound in 186/. 15s. 2(/. 
and who had allowance for 12/. I'Js. 3(/., now has a writ for the 
173/. 15s. ll(i. remaining. 

Henry Wymound of London, to whom the king was bound in 
196/. 19s. 9(/. and who had allowance for 24/. Vis. 3Jt/., now has a 
writ for 172/. 7s. b\d. 

John Champion of Shrewsbury, to whom the king was bound iu 
75/. 13s. 1(/. and who had allowance for lJ3s. lOi/., now has a writ 
for 69/. 19s. 3(/. 

Kichard de Staundon of London, to whom the king was bound in 
125/. 13s. 4(/. and who had allowance for 10/. 14s. 1\A., now has a 
writ for 114/. IHs. 8i</. 



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Membrane 86 — cont. 

Roger de Astwode of London, to whom tho king was bound in 
93/. 7.S'. 10(/. and who had allowance for 22/. 4s. I^d., now has a writ 
for 111. 3,?. 2y. 

John le Hurler of London, to whom the king was bound in 46Z. 10s. 
6d. and who had allowance for 6/. 18^d., now has a writ for Sdl. 8s. 
lUd. 

Thomas de Toltham of Coventre, to whom the king was bound in 5891. 
10s. Id. and who had allowance for 27Z. 14s. 1^., now has a writ 
for 561/. 15s. Hid. 

John le Taverner of Coventre, merchant, to whom the king was bound 
in 213L 18s. Id. and who had allowance for 121. 17s. 8^d., now has 
a writ for 201/. Os. 10ft/. 

Richard Asselyn of London, to whom the king was bound in 87/. 12s. 
3c/. and who had allowance for 74s. l^d., has a writ for 83/. 17s. Hd. 

William de Mordon of London, to whom the king was bound in 124/. 
17s. 2d. and who had allowance for 20/. 10s. 9<i., has a writ for 104/. 
6s. 5d. 

Nicholas Houtoft, to whom the king was bound in 212/. 2s. Id. and 
who had allowance for 95/. 19s. 2fd., has a writ for 116/. 3s. 4^d. 

William Haunsard, of London, to whom the king was bound in 225/. 
3s. 5r/. and who had allowance for 50/. 9s. 2i(/., has a writ for 174/. 
14s. 2f /. 

John Joye of London, to whom the king was bound in 184/. 3s. Id. 
and who had allowance for 28/. Os. 9(/., has a writ for 111/. 2s. 10(/. 

Roger atte Ponde of London, to whom the king was bound in 37/. 
Bs. 9(/. and who had allowance for 13/. 18s. 3^(/., has a writ for 
28/. 10s. 6ld. 

John Fullere of Berkhamstede, to whom the king was bound in 
212/. 16s. 6(/. and who had allowance for 20/. 5s. 4k/., has a writ 
for 192/. lis. lid. 

Henry de Braybrok, to whom the king was bound in 219/. 15s. 8^/. 
and who had allowance for 37/. 10s. 9^d., has a writ for 182/. 
4«. 10|^/. 

Geoffrey Astwyk, merchant, to whom the king was bound in 106/. 
14s. hd. and who had allowance for 35/. 16s. Hid., has a writ for 
70/. 17s. 6f /. 

John de Grantham of London, to whom the king was bound in 344/. 
2s. 5d. and who had allowance for 28/., has a writ for 316/. 2s. 5d. 

John Martyn, to whom the king was bound in 109/. 14s. and who had 
allowance for 46/. 16s. lid., has a writ for 62/. 17s. Id. 

Henry de Preston, to whom the king was bound in 56/. 2s. and who 
had allowance for 33/. 9s. 2^d., has a writ for 22/. 12s. d^d. 

Thomas atte Vyne of London, to whom the king was bound in 20/. 
19s. Gd. and who had allowance for 16/. 10s., has a writ for 4/. 9s. Qd. 

John de Causton, to whom the king was bound in 184/. 8s. 7d. and who 
had allowance for 47/. 6s. 2d., has a writ for 86/. 17s. 5d. 

John do Northbourgh and Richard de Torynton, to whom the king 
was bound in 382/. 9s. 4c/. and who had allowance for 39/. 9s. 2^d., 
have a writ for 843/, Os. IJd. 



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1343. 



Membrane 36 — cont. 



John de Berewico of Abyndon, to whom the king was bound in 74/. 18s. 
5(/, and who had allowance for 9/. 7s. Bid., has a writ for 32Z. 15s. 
41(1. 

Thomas Urewer of London, to whom the king was bound in 83/. 13d. 
and who had allowance for 251. 9s. 2f(/., has a writ for 67/. lis. 

John Hamond of London, to whom the king was bound in 119Z. 10s. 
id. and who had allowanco for Sil. 15s, 4f(/., has a writ for 8il. 14s. 
lUd. 

John Joye of London, the younger, to whom the king was bound in 
75/. 13s. lid. and who had allowance for 25/. 12s. 3f</., has a writ 
for 50/. Idld. 

Simon Gros of Worcester, to whom the king was bound in 131/. 8s. 8d. 
and who had allowance for 22/. 2s. 3f(/., has a writ for 109/. 6s. 
i^d. 

Andrew Aubrey of London, to whom the king was bound in 156/. 12s. 
8d. and who had allowance for 85/. 10<. 9(/., has a writ for 71/. 
23d. 

Walter de Mordon of London, to whom the king was bound in 82/. 2s. 
lid. and who had allowance for 12/. 4s. Of d., has a writ for 69/. 18s. 
10\d. 

John de Shrousbury of Lodelowe, to whom the king was bound in 
109/. Os. 8d. and who had allowance of 14/. 2s. 3fd., has a writ for 
94/. 18s. 4Ad. 

John Geffrey, of London, to whom the king was bound in 94/. 16s. Id. 
and who had allowance for 565.-. lid., has a writ for 91/. 19s. 8d. 

John Anketill and Roger Chauntecler of London, to whom the king 
was bound in 136/. lOs. and who had allowance for 64/. 2s. 8^., 
have a writ for 72/. 7s. 8irf. 

James Andreu of London, to whom the king was bound in 35/. 15s. Id. 
and who had allowance for 15/. 12s. 3fd., has a writ for 20/. 3s. 3^d. 

Adam Burgoyn, to whom the king was bound in 31/. 5s. id. and who 
had allowance for 4/. 19s. 2f</., has a writ for 26/. 6s. 1^(/. 

Henry atte Grene of Barton, to whom the king was bound in 116/. 
and who had allowance for 12/. 17s. 8^(/., has a writ for 103/. 2s. S^d. 

Walter Paterlyng of London, to whom the king was bound in 
55/. 2.S-. 6(/. and who had allowance for 8/. 10s. 9id., has a writ for 
46/. lis. 8|i/. 

Ralph de Halstede of London, to whom the king was bound in 72/. 15s. 
and who had allowance for 108s. 5^t/., has a writ for 66/. 16s. 6j(/. 

Henry Vynter, to whom the king was bound in 29/. 6s. lOd. and who 
had allowance 14/. 13s. 1(/., has a writ for 14/. 13s. dd. 

William Home of Coventre, to whom the king was bound in 
452/. 18s. 3(/. and who had allowanco for 12/. 4s. 7*d., has a writ 
for 440/. 13s. lid. 

Richard de Chiryton of co. Warwick, to whom the king was bound in 
714/. 15s. and who had allowance for 38/. 17s. 8\d., has a writ for 
675/. 17s. Shd. 

Alice late the wife of Richard do Hakonoye of London, Richard de 
Lambhitho, lishuionger, and Nigel son of Richard do llukoneyo, 



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Membrane 36 — cont. 



executors of Richard's will, to whom the king was hound in 
254/. lid. !ind who had allowance for 117/. 14s. I'^d., have a writ 
for ISGl. 6s. Gid. 

Walter Prestof Melton Mowbray, to whom the king was bound by divers 
letters in 2,036Z. and who had allowance for 88/. 8s. 5|d. of 600/. of 
that sum, has a writ for 561/. lis. 6^(/. remaining of the said 600/. 

Herman Skypper of London, to whom the king was bound by indenture 
in 120/. 19.S. and who had allowance for 23/. Is. 2(/. by Reginald de 
Conductu and John de la Pole, as appears by the indenture, has a 
writ for 97/. 14s. 10^/. 

Thomas de Skernebrok, to whom the king was bound in 73/. 4s. by an 
indenture and who had allowance for 18/. 9s. 3d., has a writ for 
54/. 14s. 9d. 

Simon Cray of London, to whom the king was bound in 19/. 5s. lOd. 
by indenture and who had allowance for 60s., has a writ for 
16/. 5s. lOd. 

Richard de Weston, Robert de Golden, chaplain, John del Tour ana 
Hugh de Dunfowe of Shrewsbury, executors of the will of Robert 
de Weston, to whom the king was bound in 178/. 15s. 2id. and 
who had allowance for 12/. 10s, 9J^., have a writ for 166/. 4s. S^d. 

Richard de Weston of Shrewsbury, merchant, to whom the king was 
bound by divers letters in 237/. Os. 4(/. and who had allowance of 
17/. 12s. 3fi. of 118/. 10s. 2d. of the said greater sum, has a writ 
for 219/. 8s. O^d. remaining of the greater sum. 

Thomas Colle of Shrewsbury, to whom the king was bound in 
469/. 8s. 8d. and who had allowance for 10/. Os. 9^d., has a writ for 
459/. 7s. 10|(i. 

John de Coggeshale, executor of the will of John de Wycombe of 
London, to whom the king was bound in 137/. 16s. Id. and who 
had allowance for 11/. 13s. Id., has a writ for 126/. 3s. 

Robert Inkepenne, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 
408/. 13s. 10'/. and who Jiad allowance for 110/. 4s. A^d. of 300/. of 
that sum, has a writ for 189/. 15s. lid. remaining of the said sum 
of 300/. 

Richard Andreu of Baldok, to whom the king was bound in 
395/. 8s. Gd. and who had allowance for 110/. 2s. 4c/., has a writ for 
285/. 6s. 2d. 

William de Bergham of Brugenorth, to whom the king was bound in 
113/. LSs. 5d. and who had allowance for 9/. Os. Q^d., has a writ for 
104/. 12s. 7f'i. 

Richard do Bergham of Brugenorth, to whom the king was bound in 
85/. 8s. id. and who had allowance for 9/. 2y. Sid., has a writ for 
76/. 68. O^d. 

Hugh de Dunfoue of Shrewsbury, to whom the king was bound by 
divers letters in 129/. 16s. 6*/. and who had allowance for 30/., 
has a writ for 99/. 16s. Qd. 

Thomas Bruer, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 
150/. 4s. 'dd. and who had allowance for 26/. 9s. 2ft/., has a writ 
for 124/. J 5s. 0\d. 



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Membrane 86 — cont. 



William do Brykelesworth of London, to whom the king was bound 
in 287Z. 10s. 11</. and who had an allowance for 381. 10s. d^d., has 
a writ for 249Z. Os. lU. 

Adam atto Home of Wenlok, to whom the king was bound in 
nil. Os. 4(/. and who had allowance for 681. is. l^d., has a writ 
for 121. 15s. 8frf. 

William de Stanes, to whom the king was bound in 1181. 15s. 2U{. 
and who had allowance for liil. 5s. Ihd., has a writ for 3il. 10s. id. 

William de Byriton of Shrewsbury, to whom the king was bound in 
2101. 6s. Sd. and who had allowance for 181. 10s., has a writ for 
19 IZ. 16s. Sd. 

John de Weston of Shrewsbury, to whom the king was bound in 
29/. 18s. 5d. and who had allowance for 4Z. 15s. 4^d., has a writ for 
251. 3s. Oid. 

John de Foriete of Shrewsbury, to whom the king was bound in 
2921. 12s. lid. and who had allowance for 211. Os. did., has a writ 
for 2651. 12s. Ifd. 

John atte Holt of Byrmyngham, to whom the king was bound in 
541Z. 19s. 2d. and who had allowance for 3BI. 3s. lOd., has a writ 
for 508Z. 15s. id. 

William Cok of Shrewsbury, to whom the king was bound by divers 
letters in 96Z. 18s. 8d. and who had allowance for 211. 13s. 0|(/. of 
i8l. Gs. lOd. of that sum, has a writ for 691. Is. O^d. 

Richard Matias of Wyrcestre, to whom the king was bound in 
2111. 9s. id. and who had allowance for 91. 18s. Id., has a writ for 
207Z. 16s. 3d. 

John Baret of Baldok, to whom the king was bound in 3201. and who 
had allowance for 111. 19s. 2id., has a writ for 302Z. 9s. O^d. 

Walter Prest of Melton Moubray, to whom the king was bound in 
1,500Z. and who had allowance for 784Z. 12s, id., has a writ for 
715Z. 7s. 8d. 



MEMBRANE 86. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
Boston to wit :— 

Elias de Mcrston, to whom the king was bound in 145Z. 16s. and who 
had allowance for 69Z., has a writ for 76Z. 16s. 

John Horn of Boston, to whom the king was bound in 1611. 5s. 5d. 
and who had allowance for 118Z. 18s. lO^d., has a writ for 
53Z. lis. 6^d. 

William de Folkyngham, to whom the king was bound in 190Z. 17s. 
and who had allowance for 42Z. Ss. 1</., has a writ for 148Z. 18s. 11</. 

John do Askeby, to whoiu the king was bound in llOZ. and who had 
allowance for 9Z. 4s. Id., has a writ for 1001. 16s. Ihi. 

Geoffrey de Egefold of Wayntlet, to whom the king was bound in 
118Z. 15s. 8</. and who bad allowance for lOOZ. 12s. 4(/., has a writ 
forlSZ. 2s. 11(/. 

Peter de Thornton, to whom the king was bound in 88Z. and who hail 
allowance for 44s. l^d., has a writ for 80/. 15s. 4j</. 



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J 343. 



Membrane 85 — cont. 

Roger do WoUesthorp, to whom the king was bound in 2,1 35Z. 8.s. Sd. 
by divers letters and who had allowance for 181. 10s. d^l. of 
1,135Z. 8s. Hd. of that sum, has a writ for the remaining 
1,11GZ. 17s. 10^(Z. of the 1,135Z. 8s. 8d. 

Thomas de Kele, to whom the king was bound in 5001. and who had 
allowance at the receipt of the exchequer for 250Z., has a writ for 2501. 

William Durant of Newerk, to whom the king was bound by divers 
letters in 120Z. and who had allowance for 381. 15s. 5d. of 601. of that 
sum, has a writ for the remaining 211. is. Id. of the GOl. 

Ralph Burgeys of Melton Moubrey, to whom the king was bound in 
376Z. 14s. and who had allowance for 7-il. is. l^d., has a writ for 
30^Z. 9s.4^J. 

John Kele of Gernethorp, to whom the king was bound in 1001. and 
who had allowance of 6^. 6s. 2d., has a writ for 93Z. 13s. lOd. 

Thomas Gouk, to whom the king was bound in 286Z. and who had 
allowance for lOil. 18\d., has a writ for 1811. 18s. 5\d. 

Walter Prest of Melton Moubrey, to whom the king was bound by 
divers letters in 2,036/. and who had allowance for 69Z. 8s-. 5^d. of 
1,000Z. of that sum, has a writ for 930Z. lis. Q\d. remaining of the 
said 1,000Z. 

Robert Beaufou of Lincoln, to whom the king was bound in 123L 7s. lid. 
and who had allowance for 22/. 12s. id., has a writ for lOOZ. 15s. Id. 

Isabella Blake of Lincoln, to whom the king was bound in 180/. and 
who had allowance for 22/., has a writ for 108/. 

Richard Kele of Lincoln, to whom the king was bound in 820Z. 22d. 
and who had allowance for iOl. 3s. l\d., has a writ for 279Z. 18s. 8^d. 

Robert de Rouceby, to whom the king was bound in QUI. 9s. 3d. and 
who had allowance for 21/., has a writ for 590/. 9s. 3t/. 

John Martyn, to whom the king was bound in 180/. and who had 
allowance of 127Z. 4s. 8ft'., has a writ for 52/. 15s. id. 

Henry Mous, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 200/. 
and who has allowance for 15Z. 18s. lOhd. of 100/. of that sum, has 
a writ for the remaining 8il. 6s. l^d. of the said lOOZ. 

William de Saperton, to whom the king was bound in 123Z. lid. 
and who had allowance for il. 16s. 2\d., has a writ for 118Z. 5s. 2frf. 

John Pennesono of Halton, to whom the king was bound in 
249/. 8s. lOii. .and who had allowance for 174Z. 9s. 3r/., has a writ 
for lil. 19s. Id. 

John de Fenton and Robert Gaudes of Lincoln, to whom the king was 
bound in 64Z. 13.s. 9^. and who had allowance for 111. 13s. lOld., 
have a writ for 521. 19s. lOkd. 

Philip Cutte of Melton, to whom the king was bound in 127Z. 13s. Id. 
and who had allowance for lOOs., has a writ for 122/. 13s. Id. 

Roger le Bray of Coventre, to whom the king was bound in 
409Z. 16*. lOd. and who had allowance for 57Z., has a writ for 
352Z. 16s. lOd. 

Robert do Asshobum, to whom the king was bound in lOOZ. and who 
had allowance for 111. 5s. i\d., has a writ for 881. lis. l^d. 



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1343. 



Membrane 35 — eont. 



Robert do Spitelpate of Grantham, to whom the king was bound in 
118/. 23(/. and who had allowance for (5/. ds. Si., has a writ for 
nil. 12s. 8d. 

John do Notyngham of Uppyngham, to whom the king was bound in 
lOOZ. and who had allowance for 151. 7s. 9.7., has a writ for 
Sil. 12s. Sd. 

Thomas Reyner of Harobcrgh, to whom the king was bound in 800Z. 
and who had allowance for 11. 12.s'. id., has a writ for 2d2l. 7s. 8(/. 

John Chapman of Stounton, to whom the king was bound in 
208^ 4s. 8(/. and who had allowance for 12/., has a writ for 
Idll. is. 3d. 

"William Pylet of Screkyngton, to whom the king was bound in 200?. 
and who had allowance for 121., has a writ for 188Z. 

Robert de Benyngton, to whom the king was bound in 92Z. and who 
had allowance for 91. 9s, Sd., has a writ for 821. 10s. 'Jd. 

Henry de Tiddeswell of Stamford, to whom the king was bound by 
divers letters in l.OOOZ. and who had allowance for lOOZ. of that sura 
by the abbot of St. James without Norhampton, receiver of the 
money arising from the sale of the ninth in co. Northampton, has a 
writ for 900/. 

Margaret late the wife of John de Tumby, Simon de Trikyngham, 
chaplain, John de Wendelyngbourgh and John de Lenne, clerk, 
executors of the will of John de Tumby, to whom the king was 
bound in 534Z. 14s. IIJ. and who had allowance for 188/. 7s. dd., 
have a writ for 351/. 7s. 2d. 

Laurence Conrad, to whom the king was bound in 201/. 4s. 1</. and 
who had allowance for 142/., has a writ for 59/. 4s. 1(/. 

Robert de Syslee of Lincoln, to whom the king was bound in 40/. and 
who had allowance for 33/., has a writ for 11. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
Lenn, to wit : — 

Robert de Wotton of Lenn, to whom the king was bound in 29/. 3s. 
and who had allowance for 47s. S^d., has a writ for 26/. 15s. 3^*/. 

William Godewyk, to whom the king was bound in 50/. 9s. 10</. and 
who had allowance for 47/. 9s. 1^(/., has a v,-rit for 60s. S^d. 

Peter Wake of Lenn, to whom the king was bound in 41/. 4s. and who 
had allowance for 6/. 7s. 8.V(/., has a writ for 34/. 16s. Shi. 

Bartholomew Bradefeld, to whom the king was bound in 195/. 18s. 2d. 
and who had allowance for 10/. 18s. 2.;*/., has a writ for 184/. 14s. ll^d, 

Thomas de Molchobourn, to whom the king was bound in 
104/. 19s. 5hi. and who had allowance for 17/. 13s. 10|-(/., has a 
writ for 87/" 5s. l^d. 

John Beche, parson of Bornoye church, Ralph Drye parson of a moiety 
of Eggomero church aiul llichard Kdo of Creyk, executors of the 
will of William Atholwold of Eggomoi-o, to whom the king was 
bound in 104/. 19s. 5i(/. and who had allowivnco for 26/. 12s. 2jt/., 
have a writ for 78/. 7s. 2 J./. 



17 KJ)WARI) 111.— I 'ART 2. 146 



o^-:> Membrane 36 — amt. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
Great Yarmouth, to wit ; — 

Thomas de la Rokele of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in 
214:1. 5s. 8d. and who had allowance for 97Z. 2.s. dd,, has a writ for 
117Z. 2s. lid. 

Robert Bumpstede of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in 
481. is. 11(1. and who had allowance for IGl. 14s. 7|(/., has a writ 
for 31Z. 10s. 3id. 

William Sturmer of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in 
46^ lis. lOd. and who had allowance for IGZ. 8s. h^d., has a writ 
for 301. 3s. 4ld. 

Roger Hardegrey of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in 
IQQl. 15s. lOd. and who had allowance for GOl. 2s. dd., has a writ 
for 1061. 13s. Id. 

Richard Beteryng of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in 
151. 6s. lOd. and who had allowance for 111. 14(i., has a writ for 
58/. 5s. 8d. 

John de Stanfeld of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in 
751. 9s. 6d. and who had allowance for S2l. 10s. lOd., has a writ for 
421. 18s. 8d. 

Andrew de Bixston of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in 
821. 14s. and who had allowance for 851. 15s. lO^d., has a writ for 
46Z. 18s. lir/. 

William Butt of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in 
202Z. 8s, 8^d. and who had allowance for 109/. 19s. 8d., has a writ 
for 921. 9s. Oid. 

William Berte of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in 661. 2s. 1(/. 
and who had allowance for 24/. 6s. 2^d., has a writ for 
4i;. 15s. lO^d. 

William But of Norwich, to whom the king was bound in lOOZ. and 
who had allowance for 12/. 6s. 2d. in the port of Lenn, has a writ 
for 87?. 13s. lOd. 



Membrane 34. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
Kyngeston upon Hull, to wit : — 

Nicholas Spicer, to whom the king was bound in 49/. lis. and who 
had allowance for 82/. 12s. 5d., has a writ for 16/. 18s. Id. 

Richard Losset, to whom the king was bound in 80/. 3s. and who had 
allowance for 73/. 78. l^d., has a writ for 6/. 15s. lOfrf. 

William de Kelstern, to whom the king was bound in 421/. 2s. Id. and 
who had allowance for 88Z. 6s. 3|r/., has a writ for 332/. 15s. 9|r/, 

Walter Frost and Thomas Rys, to whom the king was bound in 
527/. 15s. IQd. and who had allowance for 130/. 6s. 4c/., have a writ 
for 397/. 9s. 6d. 

Thomas de Frysmersk, to whom the king was bound in 101/. 7s. 'Sd. 
and who had allowance for 26/. 15.s. 6|t/., has a writ for 74/. lis. 8^d. 

John do Esfihton, to whom the king was bound in 182Z. 8s. 5d. and 
who had allowance for 80/. 7«. Oid., has a writ for 102/. IG^d. 

3058 K 



146 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1343. 



Membrane 84 — cont. 



Harnandus de Roiith of Beverley, to whom the king was bound in 
i-il. 5s. 6</. and who had allowance for 111. Us. 8|(/., has a writ for 
32/. Is. d\cl. 

Henry de Scorby, to whom the king was bound in 592/. Is. Id. and 
who had allowance for 84/. 10s. l^d., has a writ for 557/. 13s. llA(/. 

Henry Goldbeter, to whom the king was bound in 414/. 9s. 3d. and 
who had allowance for 80/. 4s. lid., has a writ for 384/. 4s. l^d. 

Henry de Wyghton, to whom the king was bound in 119/. 5s. Qd. and 
who had allowance for 43/. 6s. 6|(/., has a writ for 75/. 19s. ll^d. 

John Randman, to whom the king was bound in 269/. 2s. and who 
had allowance for 461/. 7s. O^d., has a writ for 222/. 4s. Hid. 

John de Manby, to whom the king was bound in 308/. 6s. 8d. and who 
had allowance for 58/. 6s. 6|(/., has a writ for 250/. Os. S^d. 

William Amyas of Notyngham, to whom the king was bound in 
1,075/. 8s. 2d. and who had allowance for 127/. 7s. 9d., has a 
writ for 948/. Os. 5d. 

William de Baddessore, to whom the king was bound in 93/. 16s. 11(/. 
and who had allowance for 17/. 16s. 2d., has a writ for 76/. Os. 9d. 

Roger de Botal of Notyngham, to whom the king was bound in 
385/. O.s. 4d. and who had allowance for 117/. 3s. lljd., has a writ 
for 267/. 16s. 4fd. 

Robert Stofl'yn, to whom the king was bound in 60/. and who had 
allowance for 71. 18s. 6d., has a writ for 42/. 18d. 

Richard de Allerton, to whom the kmg was bound in 186/. 7s. 8d. 
and who had allowance for 45/. 12s. 4d., has a writ for 140/. 15s. 4d. 

Richard de Brikenale of York, to whom the king was bound in 
389/. 15s. Id. and who had allowance for 42/. 6s. llfd., has a writ 
for 347/. 8s. l^d. 

Alice Lumbard, to whom the king was bound in 97/. 19s. 4d. and who 
had allowance for 30/. 9s. 5d., has a writ for 67/. 9s. lid. 

Thomas Waghen of Beverley, to whom the king was bound in 
86/. 4s. lOd. and who had allowance for 10/. 10s. 0|d., has a writ 
for 75/. 14s. did. 

John Jurdun, to whom the king was bound in 201/. 4s. 6d. and who 
had allowance for 48/. 17s. l^d., has a writ for 152/. 7s. 4|d. 

Thomas de Lokyngton, to whom the king was bound in 46/. 6s. 2d. 
and who had allowance for 14/. 19s. 2^(/., has a writ for 81/. 6s. ll^d. 

Peter de Besewyk, to whom the king was bound in 84/. 14s. 4d. and 
who had allowance for 6/. 10s., has a writ for 78/. 4s. 4(/. 

Adam Tirwhit of Beverley, the younger, to whom the king was bound 
in 176/. 9s. lid. and who had allowance for 16/. 12s. 6</., has a writ 
for 169/. 17s. 6</. 

Adam Tirwhit of Beverley, the elder, to whom the king was bound in 
848/. 7a. 8d. by divers letters and who had allowance for 68/. 4s. 9^</., 
has a writ for 280/. 2s. 10|d. 

Williiim Bargayn, to whom the king was bound in 228/. 19."*. and who 
had allowance for 69/. 18s. lOjd., haa a writ for 159/. 5s. l^d. 



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■1040 Membrane 34 — cont. 

John Cokheved of Barton, to whom the king was bound by divers letters 
in 94/. 2s. Id. and who had allowance for 45/. 13.s. 2|r/., has a writ 
for 48Z. 9s. 41^/. 

Hugh de Severby, to whom the king was bound in 180/. lG.s. 2,(1. and 
who had allowance for 88/. 4s. 7f(/., has a writ for 92/. ll.s. 6|f/. 

William Cokheved of Appelby, to whom the king was bound in 
128/. IBs. 8fL and who had allowance for 24/. 8s. 2il., has a writ for 
104/. 15s. 6d. 

Thomas de Lokyngfeld, to whom the king was bound by divers letters 
in 162/. 12s. 8f/. and who had allowance for 45/. 9s. Sid., has a writ 
for 117/. 3s. 4.^(/. 

John Haunsard, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 
166/. 15s. Gd. and who had allowance for 66/. O.s. Shi-, has a writ 
for 100/. 15s. 2id. 

John Jurdan of Retford, to whom the king was bound by divers letters 
in 179/. 13s, 3^/. and who had allowance for 431. 3s. 2d., has a writ 
for 136/. 10s. Id. 

Kobert son of Gilbert de Mikellymbergh, to whom the king was bound 
by divers letters in 198/. 6s. 8(/. and who had allowance for 
581. Id^d., has a writ for 140/. 6s. O^d. 

John Skyre, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 
176/. 5s. and who had allowance for 47/. 5s. oft/., has a writ for 
128/. 19s. 61c/. 

Robert Coxhide of Durham, to w^hom the king was bound in 
180/. 16s. Id. and who had allowance for 27/., has a writ for 
153/. 16s. Id. 

Hugh Cokheved, to whom the king was bound by triple letters in 
700/. and who had allowance for 155/. 6s. 7^*/., has a writ for 
544/. 13s. i^d. 

Robert de Denton, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 
46/. 18s. 5'/. and who had allowance for 33/. 6s. 3d., has a writ for 
13/, 12s. 2d. 

Thomas del Baunk of Thornton, to whom the king was bound in 
88/. 18s. Hd. and who had allowance for 10/. 10s. IJr/., has a writ for 
181. 8s. 6|rf. 

John de Snartford, to whom the king was bound in 54/. 9s. 5d. and 
who had allowance for 11/. Idd., has a writ for 43/. 7s. lOd. 

William de Coppendale of Beverley, the younger, to whom the king 
was bound in 104/. 15s. lOd. and who had allowance for 11/., has a 
writ for 93/. 15s. lOd. 

William de Lutryngton, to whom the king was bound in 101 /. 9s. 2d. 
and who had allowance for 22/. 13s. If*/., has a writ for 78/. 16s. 0^(/. 

John de Geynford, to whom the king was bound in 83/. 6s, 8d. and 
who had allowance for 12/., has a writ for 21/. 6s. 8d. 

Thomas de Lokton, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 

848/. 10s. 11'/. and who had allowance for 29/. 16s. 2d., has a writ 

for 818/. 14s. dd. 
William Cocus of Radeclyf upon Trent, to whom the king was bound 

in 176/. 8j. 2d. and who had allowance for 16/. 16s. 2d., has a writ 

for 159/. 12s. 



148 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^3^3 Membrane 84 — cant. 

John de Thorneton of Beverley, to whom the king was bound in 
98^ 15s. Sd. and who had allowance for Al. 18*(/., has a writ for 
94^. 13s. 8id. 

John do Acome, to whom the king was bound in 139L 9s. id. and who 
had allowance for 12/. Os. Ohd., has a writ for 127/. 9s. Bhl. 

William de Estryngton and Robert de Skelton, to whom the king was 
bound by divers letters in 216/. Os. 3(/. and who had allowance for 
16/., have a writ for 200/. Os. 3(/. 

Robert de Gretewych, to whom the king was bound in 153/. IBs. 7'/. 
and who had allowance for 18/. 5s. 5|., has a writ for 135/. 13s. l^d. 

John Coliere of Notingham, to whom the king was bound in 69/. 6s. 2d. 
and who had allowance for 10/. 8s. 5^d., has a writ for 58/. 17s. 8ff/. 

Simon Bretevill, to whom the king was bound in 83/. 16s. 10</. and 
who had allowance for 26/. lis. Id., has a writ for 57/. 5s. 3d. 

Robert de Brunne of Beverley to whom the king was bound in 45/. 1^/. 
and who had allowance for 6/. 17s. 8f(/., has a writ for 
38/. 2s. ild. 

Hugh Tirwhit of Beverley, to whom the king was bound by divers 
writs in 61/. 7'>'. 3(/. and who had allowance for 6/. 14s. 8|(/., has a 
writ for 54/. 12s. 6f</. 

Robert de Duresme and William Buk of Ley burn, to whom the king 
was bound by divers letters in 155/. 6s. 8d. and who had allowance 
for 78/. lis. of 80/. of that sum and of 16/. of the remaining 
75/. 6s. B(/., in the port of Hertilpole, where the passage of wool is 
now prohibited, have a writ for the remaining 60/. 15s. 8*/. of the 
greater sum. 

William de la Pole, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 
2,039/. 12s. Id. and who had allowance for 1,006/. 18s. 0*'/., has a 
writ for 1,032/. 14s. 6J(/. 
Vacated because it was surrendered in the uax. 

William Durant of Newark, to whom the king was bound by divers 
letters in 120/. and who had allowance for 22/. 10s. 0\d. of 60/. of 
that sum, has a writ for the remaining 37/. 9s. llfi/. of the 60/. 

William de Duresme and John de Duresme, to whom the king was 
bound by divers letters in 912/. 7s. Id. and who had allowance for 
71/. 10s. of 300/. of that sum, have a writ for the remaming 
228/. 10s. of the 300/. 

Walter Brest of Melton Moubray, to whom the king was bound by 
divers letters in 2,086/. and who had allowance for 189/. 15s. 6j</. of 
436/. of that sum, has a writ for the remaining 296/. 4s. okd. of the 
436/. 

William de Grantham and William de Jafford, Richard son of Roger 
de Seleby, William son of Robert de Soleby, and John de Soloby. 
spicer, executors of the will of William de Seleby, to whom and 
to William de Grantham aforesaid the king was bound in 
312/. 8s. Ill/, and who had allowance for 82/. 7s. Nii/., have a writ 
for 230/. U^d. 

William de Lyndelowo of Beverley, to whom the king was bound in 
94/. 8s. 9d. and who had allowance for 67'. lH.s. 7i'/., has a writ for 
26/. 10s. l\d. 



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1343. 



Membrane 34 — cant. 



John de Silosthorn of Beverley, merchant, to whom the king was 
bound in 66^. is. 2d. and who had allowance for 9/., has a writ for 

67/. 4s. 2d. 

Henry Howys of Derby, to whom the king was bound in 86/. 17.s. 5d. 
and who had allowance for 221., has a writ for 64/. 17s. 5d. 

William de Freston of York, to whom the king was bound in 94/. 4.s.9r/. 
and who had allowance for 49/. lOfi.d^d., has a writ for 4.4.1. 13s. ll^d. 

Thomas Haral of Beverley^ to Avhom the king was bound in 
227/. lis. lid. and who had allowance for 61/. 10s. Ifd., has a writ 
for 163Z. 21id. 

Mabel late the wife of Geoffrey de Humbercolt of Beverley, John dq. 
Humbercolt and Thomas, his brother, executors of the will of 
Geoffrey, to whom the king was-bound in 459/. lis. 9(/. and who had 
allowance for 60/. 18s. Id., has a writ for 398/. 13s. 2d. 

Joan Tirwhyt of Beverley, to whom the king was bound in 
185/. 3s. lOcf. and who had allowance for 181/. 18s. 7f(/., has a 
writ for 53/. 6s. 2if/. 

Thomas son of John de Cotes of Durham and Roger Bathil, executors 
of the will of John de Cotes of Durham, merchant, to whom the 
king was bound in 199/. 16s. lOd. and who had allowance for 
35/. lOs. lO^d., have a writ for 164/. 5s. ll^d. 

William Sprut and Robert de Gretewych, executors of the will of 
William de Cotes of Durham, merchant; and the said William 
Sprut and William de Burton, of Richemond, to whom the king 
was bound in 514/. 18s. 6d. and who had allowance for 100/. 7s., 
have a writ for 414/. lis. 6d. 

John de Luteryngton, to whom the king was bound in 432/. 4s. 8(/. 
and who had allowance for 77/. 5s. 6|r/., has a writ for 354/. 19s. i^d. 

Robert Bayhous of Lyndewode, to whom the king was bound in 
185/. 19s. 3f/. and who had allowance for 111/. 16s. 6|(/., has a writ 
for 74/. 2s. 8ld. 



MEMBRANE 83. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of New- 
castle upon Tyne, to wit : — 

John de Emeldon, to whom the king was bound in 27/. 6s. 5d. and 
who had allowance for 11/., has a writ for 16/. 6s. 5d. 

John Shapcape, to whom the -king was bound by divers letters in 
31/. 4s. Sd. and who had allowance for 17/. 13s. lO^d., has a writ 
for 13/. lO.s. did. 

Robert de Castro, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 
74/. 4s. and who had allowance for 59/. 13s. 2d., has a writ for 
14/. 10s. 10^/. 

Robert de Shylyngton, to whom the king was bound in 36/ 9s. Qd. and 
who had allowance for 10/. 16s. 5d., has a writ for 25/. 14s. Id. 

Robert le Penryth, to whom the king was bound in 72/. 10s. 6d. and 
who had allowance for 16/. 16s. 3d., has a writ for 55/. 14s. 3(/. 

William de Whittonstall, to whom the king was bound in 13/. 15s. Hd. 
and who had allowance for 6/. 12s. id., has a wiit for 7/. 3s. id. 



loO CALENDAR OF CLOSE llOLLS. 

1343. 



Membrane 33 — cont. 



Uobert Haliwcll, to whom the king was bound in 43Z. \M. and who 
had allowance for 38/. lG.s. 2i(/., has a writ for 9/. 5.s. 1^'/. 

John de Dukesfeld, to whom the king was bound in 31i. 13.s'. \d. 
and who had allowance for 10/. IS.v. U(/., has a writ for 23/. \ls. 8d. 

Gildert de Duxfeld, to whom tho king was bound by divers letters 
in 32/. ll.v. G(/. and who had allowance for 18/. lis. Hd., has a writ 
for 13/. 19.S. lO^d. 

John le Porter, to whojii the king was bound in 21/. 3s. Id. and who 
had allowance for G2s. -id., lias a writ for 21/. Os. 9(/. 

Robert de Gretewyche and John de Morpath of Durham, to whom the 
king was bound in 2G1/. 16s. 8(/, and who had allowance for 
28/. of 1G4/. 1G.S-. 8(/. of that sum in the port of Hertilpole, where 
the passage of wool is now prohibited, have a writ for 136/. 16s. 8d. 
remaining of the said 16-4/. 16s. 8(/. " 

Richard de Episcopatu Dunolm, to whom the king was bound in 
24/. 12.S. 8d. and who had allowance for 6/. thereof in the port of 
Hertilpole, where the passage of wool is prohibited, has a writ for 
18/. 12s. 8(/. 

Robert Coxside of Durham, merchant, to whom the king was bound 
in 308/. 16s. Id. and who had allowance for 28/. of 200/. of that 
sum in the port of Hertilpole, has a writ for the remaining 172/. of 
the 200/. 

William de Duxfeld, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 
22/. 18s. 8f/. and who had allowance for 9/. 3s. lO^d., has a writ for 
13/. 14s. dhl. 

Hugh de Angerton, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 

47/. Gs. 8d. and who had allowance for 201. 5s. Md., has a writ for 

27/. Uhl- 
John de Denton of Newcastle upon Tyne, to whom the king was bound 

by divers letters in 69/. 9s. 6(/. and who had allowance for 

48/. 18s. lid., has a writ for 25/. 16s. Id. 

Richard de Galewey, to whom the king was bound by divers letters in 
86/. 10s. 10(/. and who had allowance for 82/. 10*-., has a writ for 
60s. 10(/. 

Adam Whithevcd, to whom the king was bound by divers letters iu 
27/. I4s. 11(/. and who had allowance for 9/. 9». ikd., has a writ for 
18/. 5s. G^(/. 

Stephen Brydok, to whom the king was bound in 82/. 9s. Id. and who 
had allowance for 16/. 19s. St/., has a writ for 15/. 9s. lOt/. 

Robert de Alnowyk, to whom the king was bound in 15/. 17s. Id. and 
who had allowance for 12/. 4s. 8d., has a writ for 72s. 5(/. 

John de Castro, to whom the king was bound in 84/. 12s. 10«/. and 

who had allowance for 28/., has a writ for 6/. 12s. lOd. 

Laurence do Duresme, to whom the king was bound by divers letters 
in 72/. 10s. Id. and who had allowance for 22/. 7s. 9</., has a writ 
for 50/. 2,s. 10</. 

John do Wako, to whom tho king was bound in 82/. 21</. and who 
had allowance for M/. lis. 11./., has a writ for 17/. \)^^. iOd. 



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Membrane 83 — cont. 



Laiirence cle Dalton, to whom the king was bound by divers writs in 
73^. 8s. lOd. and who had allowance for 21L lO.s., has a writ for 
nil. 18s. lOd. 

William do Duresme and John de Duresme, to whom the king was 
bound in 912Z. 7s. Id. and who had allowance for 4.GI. lii^d. of 'SOOl. 
thereof in that port and oiOil. 18s. 8d. of 312^ 17s. Id. thereof in 
the port of Ilertilpole, have a writ for the remaining 4.711. 17s. 9.J^/. 
of the remaining G121. 17s. Id. because the passage of wool is 
prohibited in the port of Hertilpole. 

John Frysmareys of Newcastle upon Tyne, to whom the king was 
bound in 104Z. 6s. 5^/. and who had allowance for 8dl. 17s., has a 
writ for 14Z. 9s. 5d. ' 

Richard de Fetherestonhalgh, to whom the king was bound in 
121. 16s. 2d. and who had allowance for 4L 6s. 2^t/., has a writ for 
8^. 9s. llxd. 

Thomas Flemmyng of Newcastle upon Tyne, to whom the king was 
bound in 301. Os. 2d. and who had allowance for 14/. 10s., has a 
writ for 151. 10s. 2d. 

Thomas son of John de Cotes of Durham and Roger Bathil, executors 
of the will of John de Cotes of Durham, merchant, to whom the king 
was bound in 5081. 3s. 2d. and who had allowance for 100s. thereof 
in the port of Hertilpole, have a writ for 503^ 3s. 2d. 

The following merchants have like letters of allowance in the port of 
Southampton, to wit : — 

John de Berewico of Abyndon, to whom the king was bound in 
74^ IBs. 5d. and who had allowance for 9^. 7s. 8id. in the port of 
London, has a writ for 321. 15s. 4^d. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London. Like order to make allowance to Henry Combemartyn 
of London, to whom the king was bound in 396L 2s. 6^. and who had 
allowance for 191. 18^d. of 196/. 2s. Qd. of the greater sum, of the remain- 
ing 177Z. Os. 11^^/. of the said 196Z. 2s. 6d. 

To the same. Like order ' mutatis mutandis ' to make allowance of 
5101. Is. id. to William de Lodelawe of Northampton, to whom the king 
was bound in 970Z. 7s. 4d. and to whom lOOL of that sum were afterwards 
paid at the receipt, as is found by the certificate of the treasurer and 
chamberlains made in chancery, and to whom 870/. 7s. 4rf. remain to be 
paid. The king has ordered the collectors of customs in the port of Boston 
to make a like allowance to William of 300/. of the said 870/. 7s. 4^/. 

Mandate in pursuance to the collectors of customs in the port of 
Boston. 

MEMBRANE 82. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis ' to cause such allowance to be 
made to John de Franketon of Coventre, to whom the king was bound in 
74/. 8s. Id., for which it is not found in a certificate sent into chancery by 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and the chamberlains containing 
the names of merchants to whom payment, allowances or assignments 
have been made for such wool that he has hitherto received any payment 
etc. of tlu; said sum. 



152 CALENDAU OF CLOSE liOLLS. 



lo^o Membrane 82 — cont. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the same 
port, to wit : — 

William de Corleye of Coventre for 131^ 166'. lOd. 

Robert de Shepeye for 278^. 6s. 8rf. 

Richard Peper of Abyngdon for 69^. 15s. 10^/. 

Robert Wroth for 2G3^. 10s. AhJ. 

Thomas atte Barre for 830Z. 15s. 

Reginald de Couductu for 919^. 16s. U. 

Thomas Carter of Worcester for 879^. 10s. l\d. 

Nicholas Home of Coventre for llSl. 2s. 4(/. 

Thomas Vigerous for 162Z. lis. 6(/. 

Roger Collyng for 153L 10s. Ud. 

John atte Barre for 125Z. 

Simon de Daventre for 301^. 15s. Id. 

Edmund Richer for 32L Qs. Id. 

Giles Robert for 153L 10s. \U. 

Robert de Wodeford for 1,030^. 19s. 

John de Neubiry for 603Z. 5s. lOd. 

Thomas Curteys of Brikelesworth for 149f. 4s. \d. 

Geoffrey de Astwyk, merchant, for 812Z. 4s. Id. 

William Roger for 87Z. 21d. 

Henry Russell of Cestre for 153Z. 4s. Id. 

Henry Thorald of Cestre for 189Z. 3s. Id. 

John Rotour of Stafford for 160Z. 
Vacated because it teas surrendered in the wax. 

IMatilda late the wife of Robert Lespicer of Ayllesbury and Thomas 
Beuer of AValton near Ayllesbury, executors of Robert's will, for 
512L 4s. 5rf. 

Henry le Fissher of Keteryngg for 123Z. 2s. Sd. 

Thomas Curteys of Brykelesworth for 1S91. 4s. Id. 

Hugh Curteys of Hegham Ferrers for 228Z. 13s. 9(/. 

John Bot of Hereford for ill. 15s. 

Thomas Trank and Nicholas Trank his brother, executors of the will 
of John de Staunford of Northampton, the younger, to whom the 
king was bound in GSQl. Os. 6</., have a writ for 228/. 18s. 4(/. of the 
greater sum. 

Peter Gerard of Shrousbury, merchant, for 147/. 4s. 
Vacated because otherwise below in the port of Kymjeston. 

Richard de Orletone of Lodelawe for 334Z. 17s. Q>d. 

Thomas de Dunfowe of Shrewsbury for 206/. 11^. (Sd. 

Robert de Upton of Shrewsbury, merchant, for 111/. 13s. od. 

Sibyl late the wife of Richard de Moniworth of Hereford and John do 

Kilpek, executors of Richard's will, for 119/. 17s. \\d. 
Simon de Wymondham for 24/. Os. \l\d. 
Robert Maydengod for 148/. 10s. 9</. 

Joan late the wife of Thomas de Chetyngton of London for 92/. Os. 10</. 
John de Godeston for 75/. 15s. \\d. 

Stephen le Mazerere and Gilbert le Clerk of Luton for 171/. 14s. bd. 
Philip Fabian for 213/. 3s. 4t/. 
John Geoffrey for 18H/. 19s. 2</. 
Thomas de Chetyngg for 92/. Os. 10</. 
Richard de Rothyng for 231/. 17s. 
Roger de Capulhurst of Chestre for 197/. 17s. 5</. 
Jordan Shepeye of Coventre for 722/. Os. 9i(/. 



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1343. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 



Thomas de Wodoby of Abyndon for 'ZliU. IGs. 5d 
William Darnel for GGl. 5s. hi. 
William Shephird of Ijorkhampsted for 9U. 2s. 2d. 
Vacated because utheniisc below. 

Thomas de Purfeld for 74 Z. 2s. Id. ' 

John de Corno of Lodelowe for 34Z. 3.s. Q>d. 

John de Whytton for 116s. U. 

Maurice Turgys for 81Z. lis. 8^/. 

Thomas Tirwhit of Beverley for 81/. 3s. 8*/. 

John de Nottele for 25Z. \Sd. 

John Crouk of Bniggenorth for 258Z. 19s. Wd. 

Nicholas de Picheford of Brugenorth for 1,281Z. Q>s. Qd. 

The same Nicholas for 152Z. 10s. 11 J. 

William atte Halle of Bruggenorth for 290Z. 6s. 9j(Z. 

The same William for 290Z. Qs. dU. 

William de Esgar of Ledeberi, merchant, for 314Z. 16s. or/. 

The same William for 152/. 12r/. 

Henry Goldbeter, Walter de Kelsterne, William de Lutryngton, John 

Randman and John de Luteryngton of York for 467/. 1 Is. Id. of 

2,104 marks. 
John atte Gate of Brugenorth for 647/. 1 2d. 
Cicely late the wife of John de btontone of London and Robert de 

Stontone, executors of John's will, for 806/. 18s. lOd. 
Thomas Perle of London for 330/. 21d. 
Thomas de Purefeld of Lodelowe for 74/. 2s. Id. 
Hugh de Ulseby, to whom the king was bound in 300/., for 150/. of 

that sum. 
Stephen de Adyngton of Oxenford for 96/. 10s. lid. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
Boston to wit : — 

Robert Ulf of Grantham for 200/. 

Robert de Welton for 30/. 

Robert Stuffyn for 50/. 

Thomas Pardoun of Grantham for 100/. 

Robert Gere of Neuton for 33/. (is. 8d. 

William Jolyf of Lincoln for 15/. 

William son of Robert de Gotham for 269/. 7s. 6d. 

Robert de Pakyngton for 100/. 

Alan Cadesone for 100/. 

William de Eboraco for 140/. 

John de Brumpton for 30/. 

John de Canewyk for 260/. 18s. 5^^. 

John Hodynges for 156/. 8s. {'nl. 

John de Byrstall for 75/. 16s. Hd. 

Roger de Walkyngham for 47/. 11«. 

Maud Saussemere for 120/. 

William de Botelesford for 46/. 

John de Parys for 60/. 

William de Snartford of Lincoln for 100/. 12.^. 

Peter do Ketelby for 148/. 

Ralph Jolyf for 15/. 

John de Chesterton of Grantham for 200/. 

Henry de Chcstrefeld for 109/. 17s. U)d. 

Richard Toke for 388/. 10s. 11^/. 



154 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1343. 



Membrane 82 — cont. 



Adam de Hagh of Luda for 1011. Os. 5d. 

John Valentyn of Kolo for 7BZ. 12.v. %l. 
Nicholas de Tcvelby for 1(55^. 
Philip de Ratheby for 121. 
John Rotour of Stafford for Sdl. 18n. 8^/. 
Vacateil because it icos surroidered i)i the irax. 

Robert de Overton for 87^. 

Thomas Trank and Nicholas Trank his brother, executors of the will of 

John de Staunford of Northampton the younger, to whom the king 

was bound in G8G/. 0.s. 5'/., for 228Z. 18,s. Ad. of that sum. 
Henry Goldbeter, Walter de Kelsterne, William de Luteryngton, John 

Randman and John de Luteryngton of York for 467^ lis. 1(/. of 

2,104 marks. 
Thomas de Snartford, executor of the will of William de Snartford 

of Lincoln, for 100?. 12.s-. 
John de Turveye for 202Z. lO.s. 2d. 

John de Thragelthorp and Robert de Welton for 66Z. 6s. 8d. 
Robert de Dalderby of Lincoln for 512?. 10s. lOd. 
Roger de Weston of Derby for 46?. 
William son of Thomas de Melton for 11-4?. 
Vacated because it teas surrendered in the xca.v. 

Jordan de Shepeye of Coventre for 500?. 

Cicely late the wife of John le Ferour of Grantham for 85?. 18s. Ad. 

Henry de Fylyngham for 27?. 5s. Ad. 

William Cayser for 106?. 5.s. 5(?. 

Henry de Edelyngton for 62?. 17s. 2(?. 

Richard Bagard for 81?. 

William de Cavleton of Sleford for 884?. 7s. 

Richard de Scarle for 68?. 5s. 9d. 

Edmund son of John de Corby for 200?. 

Thomas Russell for 100?. 

Laurence Stagge and Robert de Wykenby for 42?. 

Hugh de Edelyngton for 130?. IBs. lid. 

Henry Launder and John Shipmau for 55?. , 

Nicholas de Tevelby for 16?. 

Robert de Hodeleston for 110?. 

Roger Simond of Grantham for 60?. 

John Burgeys for 100?. 

Henry de Legcsby executor of the will of Robert de Luda for 86?. 

Joan late the wife of Ralph Geryn of Louthleborw, executor of Ralph's 

will, for 92?. 17s. 1(/. 
Emma late the wife of Robert Pegge of Loughteburgh, executor of 

Robert's will, for 88?. 18s. 6d. 
John de Lokton for 159?. 7s. A^d. 
Robert de Carleton, William de Sancto Botolpho and Reginald 

Fraunceys, executors of the will of William de Carloton of Sleford. 

to whom the king was bound in 884?. 7s. of that sum. 
Adam Moysen of Lincoln for 80?. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
Kyngeston upon Hull, to wit; — 

Thomas do Swanloud for 421?. 2s. id. 
Robert de Saltmersh for 88?. 6s. Id. 

John de Scotonoye. vicar of the church of St. Mary of Orakepolo, Lin- 
coln, Clilbert de Langi'ton and Richard de Buttermouth, executors of 
the will of Rauulph do Burton of Lincoln, for 207?. 7s. 



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1343. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 



Robert son of Roger de Dalderby, for 162^ 18s. Iff/. 

John de Canewyk for iOOl. 

Robert Tcpcr of Northdalton for 70^. lis. 2fl. 

Thomas de Snartford of Lincohi for 100/. 

Simon Cocheved of Kyrmyngton for 97/. 10s. 8d. 

WiHiam de Grafton for 90/." Ud. 

Robert de Denton for 30/. 

Wilham de Kotes of Duresme, WilUam Sprout and WiUiam de Burton 

of Richemound for 23/. 4s. 5(1. 
Thomas son of John de Manby of Beverley for 140/. 5.s. 8}^d. 
Vacated because it was surrendered in the wax and is elsewhere in the j)ort of 
London . 

Geoffrey Hakun of Northcave for 64/. 9s. 

Robert de Catleye of Lincohi for 33/. 

Henry Goldbeter, Walter de Kelsterne, William de Luteryngton, John 

Randman and John de Luteryngton of York for 467/. lis. Id. of 

2,104 marks. 
Peter Gerard of Shrousbury, merchant, for 147/. 4s. 
Robert de Duresme and William Buk of Leyburn for 52/. 6s. 8d. 
John de Wilton and Robert de Shirburn for 236/. 
William de Rigton for 8Hl. 3s. 8d. 
Richard de Burton for 35/. 
Richard Samoun for 52/. 6s. O^d. 
Roger de Caburn for 200/. 
Richard de Leycestr[ia] for 181/. 16s. lid. 
Robert Quareffor KOI. 

Thomas de Holm of Beverley for 415/. 12s. Id. 
John de Brumpton for 26/. 
Maud Saussemere for 80/. 

John de Fenton and Robert Gandes for 36/. 13s. 4.d. 
Richard Calf of Lughteburgh for 108/. Qs. lid. 
William de la Pole of Kyngeston upon Hull for 180/. 7s. Gd. 
Vacated because it was surrendered in the wax. 

Hugh de Ulseby, to whom the king was bound in 300/., for 150/. 
John de Manfeld for 600/. 



MEMBRANE 81. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of Great 
Yarmouth : — 

John de Holveston of Norwich for 37/. 2s. Id. 
John de Lokton for 159/. 7s. 4^^/. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
Bristol :— 

WiUiam de Stanes for 120/. 10s. 
Vacated because the writ was surrendered in the tcax. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
Southampton : — 

John de Nottele and Robert Inkeponne for 247/. lis. 6(/. 

Robert Inkepenne for 108/. 13s. 10^/. 

John (iabriel for 100/. 18s. 1 IJ. 

Nicholas de Excestria of Winchester for 41/. 9s. 6^/. 



150 CALENDAR OF CLOSE IIOLLS. 

1343. 



Membrane 81 — cont. 



Robert do Wodoford and John Aunger for dil. 
John Aunger tor 5 IK. 5s. 2(1. 
Nicliohis de Shirefeld for 205/. lO.s. 5J. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in" the port of 
Lenne :— 

John Ward of Cantebrigg for G9/. 1 6.s. id. 
"William Muchet for 188/. 4.<?. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
Newcastle upon Tyne : — 

William Hevyng of Berewyk upon Tweed for 61/. 2s. 4J. 
Maud late the wife of Richard de Acton, Roger de Wyderyngton and 
Adam le Bastynwhait, executors of the will of Richard de Acton, for 
61/. 15.S. 1(/. 
Richard de Galowey of Newcastle upon Tyne for 11/. 6,s. 10(/. 
William de Straham of Newcastle upon Tyne for 112/. O.s. 2(/. 

The following merchants have like writs of allowance in the port of 
London : - 

Margaret late the wife of Nicholas Elrich of Lodelowe and William de 

Craswall, executors of the will of Nicholas Elrich, for 62/. 15.s. 2(/. 
John As of Lodelowe for 91/. 19.s. 10c/. 
William Box of London for 60/. 5s. 
William de Stanes for 60/. 5s. 
John de Grantham of London for 456/. 12s. od. 

Robert de Hulton and Isabella late the wife of Richard de Hulton of 
Shrewsbury, executors of Richard's will, for 492/. 15s. 2d. 
Vacated because it teas surrendered in the ua.r. 

Thomas son of John de Manby of Beverley for 140/. 5s. 8hd. 



Membrane 30. 

July 16. To the collectors of custom in the port of Great Yarmouth. Whereas 

East Dean the king is bound to William de la Pole in 1,219/. 2s. 0*d. for certain of 
his wool sent to parts beyond the sea and there taken at Durdraght by 
certain of the king's ministers deputed for this, and in the last parliament 
at Westminster the king granted that all merchants of the realm, to whom 
the king was bound in any debts for wool so taken, should have allowance 
therefor in the payment of a subsidy of wool, hides and wool-foils taken 
out of the realm, granted in that parliament, from Midsummer last 
to Michaelmas following and for the next three years, and an indenture 
made between the king and certain newly associated merchants of the 
realm contains that if any of the said merchants to whom debts are due 
cannot take wool to the said parts to have such allowance they may grant 
what is due to them to the said associated merchants or to one of them and 
allowance for the sums so granted shall bo made to tliom in tho passage of 
wool, in accordance with the form of allowance previously ordained : tho king 
therefore orders the collectors to cause such allowance to bo made to 
William But, one of tho said society, and to Richard do Loyham, to whom 
Richard do la Pole, who ciinnot send wool to parts beyond for divers 
causes, has granted 829/. of tho aforesaid 1,219/. 2s. 0*'/., of 20s. for tho 
first of tho three years beginning at Midsuunuor and of a mark (or each of 
tho other years in tho said subsidy, of each sack of wool, 800 wool- foils and 
^-last of hides belonging to William and Uichard, which shall W hubs.! m 
that port during the throe years until thoy are satisfied for tho 829/. By C. 



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1343. 



Membrane 80 — cont. 



Dec. 19. 

Westminster. 



are sent to the collectors of customs in the 
granted to the following persons hy William 



Like letters of allowance 
following ports for the sums 
cle la Pole, to wit : — 

The collectors in the port of 13oston for S'SOl. of the said greater sum to 
be allowed to Thomas Gouke, one of the aforesaid society. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 3'dOl. 
of the said greater sum, to be allowed to John de Bole, one of the same 
society. 

The same collectors for S2dl. 2s. O^d,, of the said greater sum to be 
allowed to Thomas de Berewyk, one of the same society, and to John 
Tirwhit. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London, Whereas, in the last parliament held at Westminster the 
king of his especial favour granted that executors of the wills of defunct 
merchants of England, to whom the king was bound in certain sums of 
money for his wool taken at Durdraght, should have allowance for such 
debts in the payment of the subsidy granted in the said parliament for three 
years : the king orders the collectors to cause such allowance to be made to 
John son of Geoffrey de Astwyk and to John son of Adam Lucas, citizen 
of London, executors of Geofi'rey's will, to whom the king was bound by 
divers letters patent in 8881. Ids. O^d. for such wool taken at Durdraght, 
and to whom 430/. 16s. ll^d. of that sum were afterwards allowed by the 
collectors, as is found by a certificate made in chancery, for the remaining 
452^. 4s. 8K- By C. 



MEMBRANE 29. 

July 8. To Thomas de S^v'ynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford. 

Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with the hamlet of Brompcroft, co. Salop, 
restoring the issues thereof to Margery late the wife of Hugh Tirel, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that Hugh, at his 
death, held that hamlet jointly with Margery, and that it is held of 
another than the king. 

July 8. To Richard Vv^awayn, escheator in co. Hereford and the adjacent march 

Westminster, of Wales. Order to assign dower to Margery late the wife of Hugh Tirel, 
tenant in chief of all the lands which belonged to Hugh at his death, upon 
her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

July 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to intermeddle 

Farnham. henceforward with the manor of Yesharapstead because the king has 
reserved it to his chamber and wishes answer for the issues thereof to be 
made in that chamber. 

To the same. Order to certifjt the auditors of accounts of the king's 
chamber, under the exchequer seal, of the money for which answer has been 
made at the exchequer for the manor of Ycshampsted after the term of 
Thomas de Foxle, and not to intermeddle further with the custody of the 
manor, as the king on IH ^March in the 8th year of the reign, committed the 
custody of the manor to Thomas to hold until the end of four years follow- 
ing, rendering yearly at the exchequer 43s. 3.|'/. at which the manor was 
extended, and the king has learned that Thomas has held the manor hitherto 
without warrant, beyond the four years wherefore : the king has ordered 
Thomas to come before the said auditors to render his account for the issues 
of the manor from the time when the four years elapsed. 



158 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

July 2. 
Farnham. 



July 8. 
Midhurst. 



July 12. 
Midhursl. 



July 20. 
Lyiulhurst. 



Aug. 2. 
Clarendon. 



July 10. 
East Dean. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

To Thomas do Foxle. Ortlor to deliver the manor of Yeshampsted to 
Henry de Graystok, the king's clerk, and to come before the auditors of 
accounts of the king's chamber to render his account as aforesaid, when he 
is warned by thom thereupon, as the kisig has reserved the manor to his 
chamber, and has committed the custody thereof to Henry to hold during 
pleasure, so that he shall answer for the issues thereof in the said chamber. 

r>y p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to Otto 
lord of Cuyc and to Joan his wife, or to Peter do Gildesburgh, then- attorney, 
125Z. and 1,500 florins of Florence for Easter term last, or the price of the 
florins, in accordance with the king's grant to Otto on 2 December in the 
18th year of the reign, for his homage, of 250/. to be received yearly for 
life of the issues of the customs in that port, and with the grant to Otto and 
Joan, in recom pence for their lands and rents in France, lost by reason of 
their adherence to the king, of 3,000 florins of Florence, at the price thereof 
at 3s. the florin, to be received yearly upon the issues of the same customs. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 125Z. and 
1,500 florins to be allowed to the said collectors in their account, if they 
be found to have paid those sums by virtue of the preceding order. 

To John IMauduyt, sheriff of Wilts, Robert Selyman and Robert de 
Wodeford, appointed to levy and collect the 450 sacks of wool by which the 
ministers of co. Wilts made fine with the king before Robert Parvyng, the 
chancellor, and his fellows appointed to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses in that county. Order to cause those 450 sacks to 
be collected and levied in accordance with the apportionment thereof which 
the king now sends to them under the half seal {aub pede sujilli), notwith- 
standing the previous order directing them to levy it by extracts of the 
apportionment thereof then made, which the king sent to them under the 
half seal, as the king has learned that the wool was not so well apportioned 
by the said extracts. By K. 

To the sherift" of Norfolk and Suttblk. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the lands and woods of the abbot of Caen, and to restore them with 
all the goods and chattels found therein and with any issues levied thereof 
to brother William Naget, monk of Caen, or to his attorney, without delay, 
as on being informed that William, to whom the lands of the abbot were 
committed for rendering a certain ferm to the king, was sent by the abbot 
to England to spy upon the king's secrets, and that he made an apportum 
of the goods of those lands to the abbot, in succour of the king's enemies, 
and that much destruction was wrought in those woods by him, the king 
ordered the sherift" to take those lands into the king's hand and keep them 
safely until further order, so that he should answer to the king for the 
goods and chattels and issues and should take inquisitions coneerumg the 
destruction wrought in the lands and woods from the time of their Wing 
taken into tlie king's hand and , concerning what ((/)/'('/^j William had sent ; 
and by the intpiisition so taken it is found that the waste or destruction 
had been made from the said time, that William had made no apfortum but 
that he had borne himself faithfully towards the king and his realm, and the 
king does not wish him to be further annoyed by such frivolous suggt^stion. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the accounts 
of the collectors and receivers of the wool granted m tlie parliament held 
at Westminster in the 15th year of the reign, rendered at the exchequer, to 
bo recited, calling the collectors and receivers before thetn if necessary luid 



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Aug. 7. 
Clarendon. 



Aug. 24. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 8. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

causing them to answer for any increment, so that the increment may be 
delivered to those to whom it ought to he delivered, as the king has learned 
that the collectors and receivers have received a great increment, for which 
they have not satisfied those from whom they received the wool oi- the king. 

By K. 
To the treasurer. Order to cause some of the barons of the exchequer, 
whom he knows to be fit, to audit the accounts of Heury Muddepenyngg 
and his fellows, merchants of Almain, for the sums lent by them to the 
king for florins, money, jewels and other things, to stay at London to 
audit those accounts, forbidding them to leave that city before the accounts 
have been rendered, or until further order. By K. 

To the sheriff of ^Ya^wick. Order to cause a sheriff for that county to 
be elected in place of John Wandard, who cannot be attendant upon the 
duties of that office, as the king has learned. 

To Thomas de Bukton, escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Wedon Pynkeneye, restoring the 
issues thereof to Thomas Wale, knight, son of Lucy Wale, or to his 
attorney, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Lucy held the said manor in her demesne as of fee, in chief, as of the fee 
of Pynkeneye, by the service of a knight's fee, and that long before her 
death she enfeoffed Thomas of that manor, by the king's licence, and that 
she held no other lands at her death in that bailiwick of the king or others, 
and the king has given Thomas respite for his homage and fealty until 
Easter next, because he cannot come to do them in person, as he is in the 
company of Henry earl of Derby in the parts of Grenata, striving in w^ar 
against the enemies of God and Christendom. By p.s. [15587.] 

To Thomas de Ferrar[iis], keeper of the islands of Gereseye, Gernereye, 
Serk and Aureneye, or to him who supplies his place there. Order to cause 
all the goods and merchandise of men and merchants of the lordship of the 
bishop of St. Malo {de Sancto Maulo) in Britanny, to be arrested up to the 
value of 250Z. and damages, and to keep them safely until further order, 
informing the king in chancery concerning the nature and value of the 
goods so arrested, as lately at the suit of Kichard de Port and John le 
Fevere and other merchants of Gernereye, shov/ing the king that they 
laded a ship called ' la Katcrine ' of that island, with wine to the value of 
• 250Z. at the city of Bordeaux to be taken thence to Gernereye, and certain 
malefactors of the said lordship, allies of Philip de Valesio, the king's 
adversary, entered the ship by force and arms, during the truce between 
the king and Philip, near the town of Olom, when sailing with the wine to 
Gernereye, and they took the ship and did their will therewith contrary to 
the truce, the king several times requested the bishop to hear the complaint 
of the merchants and cause speedy justice to be done to them, and although 
they have gone before the bishop by their attorneys and sued him for the 
recovery of the ship and wine, he has not cared to do anything, as John 
Estur, supplying the place of -John de la Launde, bailiff of Gernereye, has 
shown the king, wherefore the merchants have besought the king to provide 
a remedy. 



July 6. 
Arundr;) 



MEMBIUNE 28. 



To Bartholomew do Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or 
to him who supplies his place in the forest of la Bere. Order to bail Henry 
de Bradeweye, imprisoned at Winchester for trespass of vert and venison 



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1343. 



iJay 2(5. 

Westniinster 



July 20. 

Lyiulhui'st. 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



July 1. 

Westminster. 



July 20. 
Lyndhurst. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

in the forest of la Bere, if he shall find twelve maiupernors who will under- 
take to have hiui before the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in 
CO. Southampton, to stand to right for the said trespass, if he bo repleviable 
in accordance with the assize of the Forest. 

The like to the same l^artholomew or to him who supplies his phice in 
the said forest for William le White, of Little iSombourn. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the master and poor priests of the hospital at Canter- 
bury of wool, the ninth and other aids granted by the community of the 
realm, as tlie king ordered John do Yieleston, oschcator in co. Kent, to take 
an inquisition upon the estate of that hospital, by which it is found that 
the lands, goods and faculties of the hospital are worth nothing beyond the 
maintenance of the master and brethren there and alms and other works 
of piety ordained therein and that the master and priests do not suffice to 
pay wool, the ninth and other aids after their reasonable maintenance h»s 
been deducted. By p.s. 

To Robert de Wodhous, archdeacon of Richemund, and his fellows, 
appointed to hear and determine the accounts of the merchants of the 
society of the Bardi and Peruzzi. Order to be attendant upon the auditing 
of those accounts both for wool, money and all other things, and to deter- 
mine the accounts with all possible speed, and if anything doubtful has 
been claimed by them to place it by itself, so that when it has come before 
the king and his council they may declare as they see fit, and the said 
Robert and his fellows shall allow to the merchants all that which is clear, 
and charge and discliarge the merchants as is proper, and they shall not 
depart from the city of London before those accounts are finally determined. 

To Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. 
Order to cause dower to be assigned to Alice late the wife of William de 
Pernill, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry with- 
out the king's licence, of all the lands which belonged to William, in the 
presence of Peter de Wendovre, William's kinsman and heir, if he choose 
to attend. 

To Simon Bassett, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to take inquisition 
by oath of lawful men who have no affinity with INIargaret de Moeles, and 
if he finds that the manor of Totteworth is held in chief, then he shall 
cause the manor to be seized into the king's hand without delay and shall 
keep it safely, together with the issues thereof, until further order, sending 
the inquisition and this writ to the king, as on it being lately found by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Peter de Veel, at his death, held no 
lands in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, but that he held the said 
manor of Margaret and lands of other lords by divers services, the king 
ordered the escheator net to intermeddle further with the said manor and 
lands, restoring the issues thereof, and now the king has learned that the 
said manor is held in chief and not of Margaret, and that the inquisition 
was taken by men procured and suspect, at the suit of Margaret, to deprive 
the king of the custody of the lands which belonged to Peter. 

To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to 
amove the king's hand from the lands of John le Mareschal of Changelon 
and Elizabeth his wife in co. Sussex, and not to mtermedille further theiv- 
with, restoring the issues thereof to the said John and Elizabeth, as the 
king ordered th(^ escheator to certify him why the said lands had boon taken 
into the king's hand, and the escheator roturned that thov luul U^n so 



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Memhrane 28 — cont. 

taken because he had been informed by trustworthy persons that John was 
taken by the sheriff of Sussex for making a redemption to the king for 
certain trespass whereof he was convicted before John de Veer, earl of 
Oxford, and his fellows, late justices appointed to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses in co. Sussex, because he had entered by force and 
arms the enclosure of one John Burdevill at Hanfeld, and there took two 
hinds of John, and when John le Mareschal was being taken to Guldeford 
gaol, he escaped from the custody of the sheriff, and the justices have 
certified the king in chancery that John le Mareschal is not indicted before 
them for any trespasses or excesses, but that he was convicted before them 
of the said trespass on John de Burdevill, wherefore it was considered that 
John de Burdevill should recover his damages against him, and that he 
should be committed to prison to stay there in the sheriff's custody, and 
the king does not consider the aforesaid cause sufficient for the taking of 
John's lands. 



Aug. 1. 
Clarendon. 



To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
John de Hanon[ia] or to his attorney 500 marks for Easter term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him on 7 February in the 1st year of 
the reign of 1,000 marks to be received yearly of the issues of those 
customs. 



Aug. 5. 
Clarendon. 



Aug. 1. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon and to the prior of Trywely, 

Clarendon, fermors of the priory of Trywely and of the lands pertaining thereto. 
Order to pay to Gawayn Corder 20^ for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on 8 February in the 16th year of the reign, 
of 40Z. to be received yearly of the ferm of that priory so long as it should 
remain in the king's hand. 

To Thomas le Cerf, Philip de Vinceles and Adam Talefer. Order to 
deliver to Thomas de Hampton, sometime keeper of the island of Jereseye 
and of the other islands in the king's hand, divers animals, goods and 
chattels of Reginald de Cartret, Drogo de Barentyne, Master Geoffrey de 
Cartret, William Bradefer and other men of the said island, without delay 
or excuse, so that he may answer therefor to the king, and they shall not 
omit this upon pain of forfeiture, as lately at the suit of the said men, 
beseeching the king to provide a remedy as the said animals, goods and 
chattels were taken by force and arms by men of the realm of England 
who were staying in the said island with the king's ministers, and who 
endeavoured to eloign them from the island, the king appointed Thomas, 
Philip and Adam to detain all the animals, goods etc. so taken and keep 
them safely under a certain form, and now the king has learned that the 
said animals and goods belonged to enemies and rebels and pertain to the 
king by reason of the forfeiture thereof, and they were seised by Thomas 
de Hampton for this cause and that Thomas, Philip and Adam took them 
from Thomas and his men by reason of the assignment aforesaid, and 
detain them in their custody to the king's manifest prejudice. By K. 

July 27. To William de Ravendalc, keeper of the hanapcr of chancery. Order to 

Clarendon, pay to John de Thamworth, the king's clerk, whom he lately appointed 
with other lioges to do certain things in the islands of Jerneseye, Jereseye, 
Sork and Aureneye, his wages of 8s. hi. for 28 days remaining of 68 days 
on which he was attendant upon the premises, and in going and returning, 
to wit, from the last day of March la.st to June following, inclusive. 

ByC. 



3058 



162 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

July 18. 
Beaulieu. 



June 23. 
Westminster, 



July 28. 
Clarendon 



July 26. 
Clarendon 



Aug. I. 
Clarendon 



MEMBRANE 27. 

To Thomas de Swynnortou, eschoator in co. Staflbi-cl. Order to cause 
Thomas son and heir of Thomas de Fournyval, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of all the lands of ^vhich his father was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the 
king has taken his homage for the said lands and has rendered them to 
him. — By the testimony of Thomas de Hatfeld. 

To Thomas de Rokeby escheator in co. York. The like order. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay 381Z. of 2,5001. of the fines to be 
levied in that county, made before the justices appointed to hear and 
determine the trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministei-s 
and others in that county, to John Baroncelli and his fellows, merchants of 
the society of the Peruzzi, beyond the 2821. 13s. 4^/. which the king ordered 
the sheriff to pay to William do Langeford, knight, John de Dyngele and 
John Skynner as the attorneys of John and his fellows [as in this Calendar, 
16 Edward III. paije 577] , and now the merchants of the society of the 
Bardi, appearing before the king in chancery, have granted that the mer- 
chants of the society of the Peruzzi shall receive 384Z. beyond the 282Z. 
13s. 4(/. of the said 2,5001. previously granted to them. By K. and C. 

To William de Shareshull, John de Stouford and Hamo de Derworthy, 
justices of assize in co. Southampton. Order to proceed with all possible 
speed to render judgment in an assize of novel disseisin which Richard son 
of William Baroun lately arramed before them against Jordan Coke of 
Brerdyng, Geoffrey son of Richard le Baroun, Geoffrey le Tochard of 
Neuchirche and Henry Jonekyn, concerning tenements in Wroxhale, as 
because the said Geoffrey son of Richard pleading before John and Hamo, 
by virtue of a writ si non omnes, said that his father died seised of the said 
tenements in his dom.esne as of fee and held them in chief as of the manor of 
Wroxhale in the isle of Wight, and they were taken into the king's hand 
by reason of Geoffrey's minority, and Geoffrey le Tochard alleged that the 
said tenements with the custody of Geoffrey son of Richard were seised into 
the king's hand and committed to him under the name of Geoffrey Dyoun 
of Wroxhale to hold until Geoffrey son of Richard should come of age, as 
appears in letters patent under the seal called ' Griffron ' shown before the 
justices, and Roger Lessewy, escheator in that island, being examined upon 
the matter, testified the same, the justices did not care to proceed with the 
assize without consulting the king, and at the suit of Richard son of 
William the king ordered the justices to take the assize but not to pro- 
ceed to render judgment without consulting him; and now the king has 
learned from the said Richard son of William that, although the justices 
have taken the assize, justice still remains to be rendered, wherefore he has 
besought the king to provide a remedy. By K. 

To the sheriff" of Wilts. Order to pay to the following huntsmen of the 
king what is in arrear to them of their wages for the time when they have 
been staying in that bailiwick in the IGth year of the reign, to wit John 
Mar, Reginald Wolliele, Simon Bacon, Geoffrey Leveson, Digone, William 
Risele, Nicholas de Kelingworth, Adam Fallesle, William lUiffard, John 
Tipet, receiving 12</., 4t/., id., 2d., 2d., 2d., 2d., 2«/., U*/., and Ud. daily, 
and 16(/. daily for thirty-six coursing dogs and 10\d. daily for twenty 
greyhounds. By p.s. [15647.J 

Richard atte Twyheye of Tadelegh, imprisoned at Winchester castle for 
trespass of vert and venison in the forest of Pambere, has the king's writ 
to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Tront, or to 
him who supplies his place in Ihe forest of Pamboro, to bail him. 



17 EDWARD III.— rAUT 2. 



163 



1343. 



Aug. 13. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 12. 
Corfe. 



July 27. 
Clarendon 



July 28. 
Clarendon 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

John le Copenore of Ttidolegh, imprisoned in the same castle for trespass 
of vert in the said forest of Pambere, has a like writ. 

To the sheriff of Bouthampton, Order to deliver to Lewis dc Loras, 
John Dardayn of Taryn, Cicrin Lovat, Giles de la Forest, Dertram 
Mareschal, William Darauton and the sons of Percival Daranton, or to 
their attorney, 26 sacks of wool, by indenture, as of the 450 sacks of wool 
by which the ministers in that county made fine with the king before 
Robert Parvyng, the chancellor, and his fellows, appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministers 
and others in that county, and which the king ordered the sheriff to levy 
and collect, the king assigned 2G sacks to Lewis and the others, with the 
assent of the council, as the price of 1571. in which the king was bound to 
them by divers letters and bills, in part payment of a greater sum, to wit 
to Lewis, 50Z., to John 40Z., to Gerin 20^., to Giles 6L, to I3ertram 
151. 16s. 8d., to William 131. 10s., and to the sons of Percival IIZ. 13.s. 4r/. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the same. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' to deliver 31 sacks of wool 
to Adomar de Beauvoir, Boniface de Mirabell, Adomar de Fareo, Berlo de 
la Forest and Soflfrico his son, as the price of 1891. in which the king was 
bound to them, to Adomar in lOOZ., to Boniface in 42L, to Adomar in 25Z. 
and to Berlo and Sofirico in 23Z., in part payment of divers sums in which 
the king is bound to them for their services in his wars. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the same. Like order to deliver 11^ sacks of wool by indenture to 
Terricus de Mauny, assigned to him as the price of 69Z. in part payment of 
divers sums in which the king was bound to him by divers letters patent 
and bills, at 61. the sack, according to the price ordained in the last parlia- 
ment at Westminster. By the same bill. 

To the same. Like order to deliver 27 sacks of wool by indenture to 
Ralph Dautevill, assigned to him by the king as the price of IQOL in part 
payment of divers sums, etc. 

To the same. Like order to deliver 167 sacks of wool by indenture to 
Hugh de Geneve, assigned to him by the king as the price of 1,002^. in 
part payment, etc. By the same bill. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia] or to John Malewayn, his 
attorney, 416 marks, 8s. 8(/., as on 7 February in the 1st year of the reign 
the king granted him 1,000 marks to be received yearly of those customs, 
and the king ordered William de Briklesworth and Henry de Preston, late 
collectors of customs in that port, to pay John 600 marks for Michaelmas 
term last, and they paid him 551. lis. 4d. of that sum for the said term, 
and 416 marks 8.s. 8'/. still remain to be paid, as is found by the certificate 
of William and Henry sent into chancery. 

To Thomas de Ferrariis, keeper of the islands of Gereseye, Gernereye, 
Serk and Aureneye. Order to permit Thomas dc Hampton, late keeper of 
those islands, to levy and collect in strong money the debts and rents and 
other things due to him in those islands, for his whole time, and to aid him 
in the same when requested, as he asserts that such debts are due to him 
and he cannot render his account for the issues of those islands unless they 
are levied, and the king has ordered him to levy them with all speed, so 
that he may be able to answer therefor to the king. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to Thomas de Hampton, late keeper of the islands 
'A Gernereye, Gereseye, Berk and Aureneye. By K. 



164 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. Membrane 26. 

Aug. 2 J. To John de Iluiulon, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Margery, late the wife of William de Roos of Ilamelak, tenant in chief, to 
hold in dowor, the knights' fees of that bailiwick of those which the king 
has assigned to her of those which belonged to her husband, to wit : a fee 
which Roger do Tyrynghani holds in Hatton, Paunton and Barkeworth in 
the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly ; a fee which William de Ratton 
holds in llatton, Paunton and Borkeworth in the same county, extended 
at 10 marks yearly ; a moiety of a fee which the heir of Nicholas Burdet 
holds in Hande, Houton and Bekeryng in the same county, extended at 5 
marks yearly ; a fourth part of a fee which John de Fulnetby holds in 
Fulnetby in the same county, extended at 33.s. 4(/. yearly ; a fourth part of 
a fee which John Burdet holds in Holthorp in the same county, extended 
at 83s. 4rf. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee which Thomas de Bekeryng holds 
at Tyryngton in the same county, extended at 33.s-. 4(/. yearly ; a fee which the 
heir of John Comyn holds in Ulseby in the same county, extended at 10 marks 
yearly ; a fee which the heir of Saier Skavyn holds in Wotton, Thornton 
and Brunham in the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly ; a 
moiety of a fee which John de Nevyll holds in Ketelby in the same 
county, extended at 5 marks yearly ; a moiety of a fee which the heir of 
John de Kent held in Colleby and Styvelyngflete in the same county, 
extended at 5 marks yearly ; a fortieth part of a fee which the heir of 
John de la Mare holds in Melton in the same county, extended at 3s. 4(/. 
yearly ; a fee which Robert de Colevyll holds in Auburn, in the same 
county, extended at 10 marks yearly ; a moiety of a fee which James 
de Roos, knight, holds in Wywell and Hungerton in the same coimty, 
extended at 5 marks yearly ; a fortieth part of a fee which John le Clerk 
holds in Casewyk in the same county, extended at 3s. 4(/. yearly ; a 
fourth part of a fee, whereof a part is in Claxton in co. Leicester which 
Simon de Roppesleye held in Roppeslegh, Mere and Humby, co. Lincoln, 
extended at 33s. 4rf. yearly ; a fee which Ralph Daubeny holds in 
Ingelby in the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly ; a thirty-third 
part of a fee which Robert de Wolsthorp, Thomas Shepherd, the wife of 
Richard de Beauver, Ralph le Clerk of Beauver hold in Wolsthorp in the 
same county, extended at 3s. 4(/. yearly ; a fee and three fourths of a fee 
which the wife of Roger de Stetre, John Cokerel, John Jurdan and the 
heir of Roger Ingelberd hold in Coryngham in the same county, extended 
at lOl. yearly ; a moiety of a fee which William de Colevyll, knight, holds 
in Hadyngton, in the same county, extended at 5 marks yearly ; two fees 
which John de Brewes, knight, holds in Lotheburgh and Foderby in the 
same county, extended at 20 marks yearly ; a fee which William de Gaunt 
holds in Bynbrok in the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly ; a 
moiety of a fee which Domenic de Bukton held in Foderby in the 
same county, extended at 5 marks yearly ; a moiety of a fee which William 
do Croxby and Thomas Sibry hold in Croxby in the same county, extended 
at 5 marks yearly ; the service of 2 bovates of laud which are parcel of a 
fee which Richard Freman holds in Melton in the same county, extended 
at Gs. 8(/. yearly ; the service of two bovates of land which are parcel 
of a fee which William Frauusays holds in Melton in the same county, 
extended at 6s. 8d. yearly; a fee which William de Lodelowe and 
John do Sancto Claro held in Horpol, co. Northampton, extended at 100s. 
yearly; a third part of a foe which Robert Basset hold in Risshvngton near 
Rothewell, co. Northampton, extended at 38s. 4(/. yearly ; a luoioty of a fee 
which Thomas do lUikton, knight, holds in Braundoston, co. Northampton, 
extended at 50s. yearly ; a foe which CleotYroy do Braddon holds in 
Braddon, co. Northampton, extended at 100s. yearly; a foe which Thomas 
Wake of Bliseworth holds in Cranesleo, oo. Northampton, extended at 100s. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 165 



1343. Mcnihraiic 26 — emit. 

yearly; a fee which Robert de Colvyll, knight, holds in Moston, co. Leicester, 
extended at 12d. yearly; a fourth part of a fee which Robert de Colvyll and 
William de Beauver hold in Normanton, co. Leicester, extended at dd. yearly ; 
a fee, a half, eighth and sixteentli part of a fee which Thomas de Lincoln 
holds in Barkeby, Croxton, Hungerton, Quenby and Howes, co. Leicester, 
extended at 19ft/. yearly ; a fee which Thomas do Raynes, knight, holds in 
Stathern, co. Leicester, extended at 12^/. yearly ; a fee which John la Warre 
holds in Hardeby in Staverne, co. Leicester, extended at 12(1. yearly ; a fee 
which Richard de Belhous and John de Belhous hold together in Barkoston 
and Plungarth, co. Leicester, extended at 12d. yearly ; a moiety of a fee 
which John son of William de Bernak holds in Barkeston and Plungarth, 
CO. Leicester, extended at 6d. yearly ; a moiety of a fee which Hugh 
Charnels and Juliana his wife hold in Barkeston and Plongarth, co. 
Leicester, extended at 6(/. yearly ; a fortieth part of a fee which the heirs of 
Reginald de Watervyll hold in Botelesford and Barkeston, co. Leicester, 
extended at 1^ farthings yearly ; a moiety of a fee which William de Hotot 
holds in Botelesford, Redemyld, Barkeston, Plongarth and Muston, 
CO. Leicester, extended at Qd. yearly ; a fourth and thirtieth part of a fee 
which Sarah de Wynebissh holds in Botelesford, co. Leicester, extended at 
2d. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee which the heirs of William de Huntyngdon 
hold in Botelesford and Barkeston, co. Leicester, extended at lid. yearly ; an 
eighth part of a fee which Robert de Saxendale holds in Botelesford, co. 
Leicester, extended at ^d. yearly ; a forty-third part of a fee which William 
de Latholm holds in Botelesford, co. Leicester, extended at 1^ farthings 
yearly ; a sixteenth part of a fee which Richard son of Warin holds in 
Botelesford, co. Leicester, extended at ^d. yearly ; a forty-third part of a 
fee which Richard de Wotton holds in Botelesford, co. Leicester, extended 
at li farthings yearly ; a forty-third part of a fee which Fulc de Hotoft 
holds in Botelelesford, co. Leicester, extended at 1^ farthings yearly ; a 
thirtieth part of a fee which Robert de Stok holds in Botelesford, co. 
Leicester, extended at li farthings yearly ; a forty-third part of a fee which 
John Charnels, knight, holds in Moston, co. Leicester, extended at 1^ 
farthings yearly ; a fourth part of a fee which Andrew Waryner held in 
Moston, CO. Leicester, extended at l^d. yearly ; a thirty-third part of a fee 
which Roger Wade holds in Botelesford, co. Leicester, extended at ^d. and 
^ farthing yearly ; a thirty-third part of a fee which John Potte holds in 
Redemeld, co. Leicester, extended at ^d. and ^ farthing yearly; a forty-third 
part of a fee which Stephen de Castre holds in Redemeld, co. Leicester, 
extended at 1^ farthings yearly ; a sixteenth part of a fee which Robert de 
Uflfyntone holds in Redemeld, co. Leicester, extended at id. and i farthing 
yearly ; a forty-fourth part of a fee which William Palmer holds in Rede- 
meld, CO. Leicester, extended at li farthings yearly ; a thirty-second part 
of a fi-e which Robert Porter holds in Redemeld, co. Leicester, extended at 
^d. and i farthing yearly ; a thirty- second part of a fee which William 
Geffrey holds in Redemeld, co. Leicester, extended at ^d. and ^ farthing 
yearly ; a thirty-second part of a fee which William Geffrey holds in Rede- 
meld, CO. Leicester, extended at ^d. and ^ farthing yearly ; a forty-fourth 
part of a fee which Alan Skarevyll holds in Redemeld, co. Leicester, 
extended at 1^^/. yearly; a sixtieth part of a fee which Roger son of John 
holds in Redemeld, co. Leicester ; extended at Id, yearly ; a fourth 
jjart of a fee which Roger Dyne holds in Guypton, co. Leicester, 
extended at li'/. yearly; one-eight part of a fee which William son 
of Ralph holds in Herdeby, co. Leicester, extended at f </. yearly ; a 
twentieth part of a fee which Henry de Wolveseye holds in Howes, 
CO. Leicester, extended at yi. yearly ; a sixteenth part of a fee which Hugh 
son of William holds in Moston, co. Leicester, extended at !</. yearly ; 



166 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 Q |o Membrane 26 — cont. 

a fourth part of a fee which Hugh de Notynghaui holds in Blaoston, co. 
Leicester, extended at 1^*/. yeai'ly ; a fee which Richard de Brampton holds 
in Lobonham, co. Leicester, extended at 12(1. yearly ; a hundredth part of 
a fee which divers tenants hold in Eston, near Rokyngham, co. Leicester, 
extended at ^ farthing yearly ; a fee which Thomas de Chaworth, knight, the 
elder, holds in Medbourn and Slawoston, co. Leicester, extended at 12(/. 
yearly ; an eighth part of a fee which Margery late the wife of John de 
Chesterton holds in Redmeld, co. Leicester, extended at ft/, yearly ; a 
hundredth part of a fee which divers tenants hold in Claxton, co. Leicester, 
extended at ^d. yearly ; a fee which Thomas de Raynes, knight, holds in 
Clifton near Olnoy, co. Buckingham, extended at lOO.s. yearly ; a moiety of 
a fee which John de Bracy holds in the manor of Stone, co. Buckingham, 
extended at 50s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee which Thomas de Swathyng 
and Mary his wife hold in the manor of Chalvesterue, co. Bedford, extended 
at 60s. yearly : a moiety of a fee which William Mordaunt and Nichola his 
wife hold in Collesdon, co. Bedford, extended at 50s. yearly; four cottages 
which are part of the said moiety, which John Corner, William Abilot, 
Nicholas le Swon, and Geoffrey Olyver hold, extended at 6(/. yearly ; a fee 
Avhich Thomas de Raynes, knight, holds in the manor of Oklee, co. Bedford, 
extended at lOOs. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee w'hich Robert de Whatton 
holds in Skeryngton, co. Nottingham, extended at 25s. yearly ; a moiety of 
a fee which Geoffrey de Chalers and his wife, Richard de Walkefare and his 
wife and John Bozoun hold in Orston, Screveton, and Skeryngton, co. 
Nottingham, extended at 50.s. yearly ; two fees which Geoffrey de Staunton 
holds in Staunton, Flaubergh and Alverton, co. Nottingham, extended at 10/. 
yearly ; a fee which Nicholas son of Thomas holds in Rosse in the parts of 
Holdernesse, co. York, to wit of 2l bovates of land, extended at 20s. yearly ; 
a fee which William Breton holds in Rosse, to wit of 2^ bovates of land 
extended at 25s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee which the heir of Nicholas de 
Menyll holds in Attyngwyk and Coolde Overton in the parts of Holder- 
nesse, extended at 20s. yearly ; a fee which Hugh de Ulrani holds in llram 
in Holdernesse, to wit of a carucate of land, extended at 53s. id. yeiirly ; a 
fee which Robert de Sourdenale holds in Braudesburton in Holdernesse, 
to wit of 2 carucates of land, extended at GOs. yearly ; a fee which John 
Hautayn holds in Fossam in Holdernesse, to wit of 3 carucates of land 
extended at 60s. yearly ; a fee which Simon Scot holds in Mersliete in 
Holdernesse, to wit of 1^ bovates of land, extended at 25s. yearly; a fee 
which Robert de Roos holds in Aldeburgh and Thorp in Holdernesse, 
to wit of 3 carucates of land, extended at il. 10s. yearly ; a fee which 
Margery de Botheby holds in Rihill in Holdernesse, to wit of 3 carucates 
of land, extended at Ql. yearly ; a fee which Thomas de Esthalle holds in 
Aldeburgh in Holdernesse, to wit of one carucate of land, extended at 30s. 
yearly ; a fee which William de Grymston holds in Grymston in Holder- 
nesse, to wit of 4 carucates of land, extended at 6/. yearly ; and a forty- 
eight part of a fee which John de Freston held in Housoni, co. York, to 
wit of 4 bovates of land, extended at 24s. yearly. 

To Thomas de Bukton, escheator in co. Northampton. Like onler to 
deliver to Margery late the wife of William de Roos of Hamelak, the fees in 
Horpel, Ressbyngton near Rothewell, Braundeston, Braddon and Craneslee 
in that county, assigned to her as aforesaid to hold in dower. 

The like to the following eschoators to deliver to Margery those of the 
said knights' fees wliich are in their bailiwicks to wit : — 
Robert de Bereford, escheator in co. Leicester. 
John Aygnel, escheator m cos. Tedfurd and Buckingham. 



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1343. 



Membrane 26 — ront. 

Nicholas do Langeford, escheator in co. Nottinj^ham, 

William Lenglissh, oschcator in the liberty of Iloldernosse, co. York. 

Thomas do Rokoby, escheator in co. York. 



Membrane 25. 

June 1. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to permit Philip de Bard, Dinus Forset and Peter 
Reynery, merchants of the society of the Bardi, to lade in that port 33,^ 
sacks of wool, and take them to the staple in Flanders, after paying i mark 
a sack for the custom, notwithstanding the proclamation that all wool 
assigned to any persons should be taken out of the realm before the 
Purification last, as the king assigned to those merchants 400 sacks of his 
wool of CO. Wilts and 800 sacks of co. Norfolk for the past year, in part 
payment of the great sums which they lent to him, and he ordered the 
collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth to permit the merchants 
to take 600 of the said 1,200 sacks from that port to the staple, after 
paying^ mark a sack for the custom, and the merchants so took 466^ sacks 
of the said wool from that port, as the collectors there have certified in 
chancery, and they have besought the king to permit them to take the 
remaining 33i sacks from the port of London. By C. 

June 10. Mandate to the collectors of the new custom in the port of London to 

Westminster, supersede the demand made upon the said merchants for 40(/. a sack on the 

335 sacks, for the new custom. By C. 

June 1. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to permit Philip de Bard, Dinus Forset and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, to lade 52 sacks 23 cloves of 
wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders after paying at 
the rate of | mark a sack for the custom, notwithstanding the said 
proclamation, as the king assigned to them divers sums of his'v/ool of the 
past year in part payment of the great sums which they lent to him ; and 
he ordered the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol to permit the 
merchants to lade 150 sacks of that wool there after paying h mark a sack 
for the custom, and the merchants laded 97 sacks 29 cloves of that wool 
there, as is found by the certificate of the collectors in the port of Bristol, 
sent into chancery, 

June 12. Mandate to the collectors of the new custom in the port of JJondon to 

Westminster, supersede the demand made upon the said merchants for iOd. for the new 
custom on the said wool. 

June 16. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 

Westminster, to permit Tidemannus de Lymbergh and John atte Wolde, merchants of 
Almain, to lade 14 sacks 17 stones of wool, in that port and take them to 
the staple in Flanders, receiving security from them of a plato of silver for 
each sack, in accordance with the ordinance made in the last parliament, 
after they have paid at the rate of i mark a sack for the custom, as the king 
granted that the merchants should have 100 sacks in the West Riding co. 
York, of his wool of the 14th year of the reign, to take to Flanders, for 
which sacks they should satisfy him at the oxchnquor, and tho king ordered 
John Hodynges and Thomas le BotiUer, late collectors of customs in the 
said port, to permit the merchants to take the 100 sacks from that port to 
Flanders in the form aforesaid, and the merchants so took 85 sacks 9 stones 
of the lO'J sacks and 14 sacks 29 stones thereof remain to be laded, as is 
found by the certificate of John and Thomas sent into chancery. 



1G8 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

July 9. 
Windsor 



July 2L 
Clarendon. 



May 25. 

Westminster, 



Aug. 30. 

Westniinster, 



Sept. 8. 
Nottingham. 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Mi'inhfdiir 25 — cDut. 

To the collectoi'3 of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to catise all 
wool there to be weighed and customed in the presence of Richard de 
Rouclif, the king's clerk, whom he is sending to them with the seal called 
' coket,' deputed in that port to seal letters patent of wool, hides and 
wool-fells which are laded there before St. Laurence next or until further 
order, and when the wool has been weighed and customed, and the 
custom and subsidy due thereon paid, the collectors shall permit it to be 
laded in that port and taken to the staple in Flanders, so that after the 
said feast, the seal shall be taken by the clerk back to the exchequer and 
from that time wool, hides and wool-fells shall not cross from that port 
without the king's special order. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit John Rotour, merchant, to lade 36 sacks of 
the king's wool of co. Stafford, sold to him of the wool of the 15th year, 
and take them to the staple in Flanders after paying ^ mark a sack for the 
custom. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to permit Henry de Lancastr [ia] earl of 
Derby, or his attorney, to lade in that port the 421 sacks, 1^ pounds of the 
king's wool of co. Lancaster for the 15th and 10th years of the reign, and 
take them to Flanders after paying at the rate of i mark a sack for the 
custom, without receiving security from him of a plate of silver for each 
sack, and notwithstanding the proclamation that such wool shall be taken 
out before the Purification last, as the king assigned the said wool to the 
earl in part payment of his wages, which are in arrear to him, for his last 
passage to Britanny. By bill of the treasurer. 

Vacated because it iras sitrrendcred in the wax and is otherwise below. 

To the same. Order to permit Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, or 
his attorney, to lade 42i sacks I2 pounds of wool in that port and take 
them to the staple in Flanders, after paying at the rate of ^ mark a sack 
for the custom, as the king assigned to the earl the said wool of co. Lan- 
caster in part payment of his wages, and ordered the then collectors to 
permit him to take the wool as aforesaid, and the writ has been surrendered 
by the earl to chancery to be cancelled, because the collectors were amoved 
from their office before they could execute it. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
permit Bartholomew Thomasyn, spicer of London, to lade 50 :^acks in that 
port of the 100 sacks whereof the king reserved a passage to himself quit 
of the custom of 40>s. when he granted the customs to certain merchants of 
the realm to bo received for a certain time, and take them to the staple in 
Flanders, after paying ^ mark a sack for the custom, as the king assigned 
to Bartholomew 50 sacks of the arrears of wool due by the assessors and 
collectors of wool in co. Devon for the past year, for a sum of money in 
which the king was bound to him for wax, spices and other parcels touch- 
ing the office of the groat wardrobe, bought from him for the king, as may 
appear by bills in his possession under the seal of Thomas Crosse, keejwr 
of the said wardrobe. r>y bill of the trt^asurer. 

To Henry Gernet, oscheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. 
Order to deliver to Roger de Stonham and to Mabel his wife, daughter of 
John de Staunton, 4 messuages, 240 acres of land, G acres of meadow, 
4 acres of pasture and 18 acres of wood in Wylegh, together with the issues 
thereof, as the king has learueil by inquisition taken by the eschoalor, that 



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Membrane 25 — cont. 

Margery late the wife of Humphrey de Staunton hold no lands at her death 
in her demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, in chief, but that she held the 
premises for herself and Humphrey and the heirs of their bodies of the gift 
and grant of William le Gros, parson of Bentolegh church, by a fine levied 
in the late king's court by his licence, and remainder in default of heirs of 
their bodies to Philip de Staunton to hold for life, with remainder at his 
death to Mabel and the heirs of her body, and that Philip is dead and that 
Humphrey and Margery died without an heir of their bodies and the 
premises are held in chief by the service of 12d. called ' Wardepenys' to be 
paid yearly to the king by the hands of the bailiff of the hundred of Tend- 
ringe, and the king has taken Roger's fealty. 



Aug. 11. 
Corfe. 



Aug. 24. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



.July 9. 
East Dean. 



Aug. 10. 
Corfe. 



Membrane 24. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay 8dl. to William de Bohun, earl of Norfhampton, 
or to his attorney, as the king granted to the earl 400^. to be received 
yearly of the issues of those customs, until certain lands should revert to 
him, and the king ordered William de Briclesworth and Henry de Preston, 
late collectors of the said custom in that port to pay the earl 2,001. of that 
sum for Easter term last, and the earl received 1111. of the 200^. for that 
term and 8dl. still remain to be paid to him, as is found by the certificate 
of William and Henry sent into chancery. 

To Henry Muddepenyng, John de Wold, Tidemannus de Lymbergh and 
their fellows, merchants of Almain. Order to supersede the exaction from 
.John Rotour, merchant, of 10s. on each of 36 sacks of the wool of co. 
Stafford of the 15th and 16th years of the reign, sold to him by the king, 
taken out of the realm after Midsummer last, as on 21 July last the king 
ordered the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
port of London to permit John to lade the 36 sacks in that port and take 
them to the staple in Flanders after paying ^ mark a sack for the custom 
and without paying any other subsidy beyond the custom. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh all the money of the custom and subsidy on 
all the wool laded at Bristol in a ship called 'la Carnjk' of Aragon, which 
was lately arrested at Haverford in Wales, by indenture, in part payment 
of divers sums of money which he lent to the king in his chamber, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him, who promised that he should have 
it before Midsummer last. By p.s. [15566.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
provost of the scholars of the Queen's Hall, Oxford, and Robert de Egelesfeld, 
to whom the king lately granted the hamlet of Ravenwyk, co. Cumberland, 
in exchange for certain other lands granted by Robert in co. Middlesex, for 
rendering 26.s. 5id. yearly, and who granted the hamlet to the said provost 
by the king's licence, and also the sheriff of Cumberland, of the said 26s. 5^d. 
henceforth, as the king by letters patent pardoned the provost the said rent 
for the hamlet, which came into the late king's hands by the forfeiture of 
Andrew de Harcla, an enemy and a rebel. 

To Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland, and 
Lancaster. Order to assign dower to Elizabeth late the wife of Anthony de 
Lucy, tenant in chief, of all the lands which her husband held at his death, 
upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 



170 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Aug. 1. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 26. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 12. 
Corfe. 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 14. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — cunt. 

To William de Felton, escheator in co. Northumberland. Like order to 
assign dower to Elizabeth. 

The like to Thomas de Bukton, escheator in co. Northampton. 

To the treasurer and chaiiiberlains. Order to cause two tallies for the 
sums due to Kichard de Kirkcbrid and Henry de Kcndale, the king's clerk, 
to be levied at the receipt and delivered to William de Kavendale, keeper of 
the hanaper of chancery, in his discharge, as by the order of the council 
he paid to Richard 60.s. for his labours and expenses in taking certain 
counterfeits of the great seal, and ll.V marks to Henry, whom the king 
lately sent to divers places of the realm for certain letters directed to the 
pope, to be sealed by the prince and duke, the earls, barons and community 
of the realm in the last parliament held at Westminster. 

To Hugh do ]\Ioriceby, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and 
Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the goods and chattels 
which belonged to Robert Parvyng, tenant in chief, or with the corn 
growing in his lands, permitting Isabel, late his wife, to dispose thereof 
by herself and her ministers, for this turn, of the king's special favour, 
restoring to her without delay anything which he shall have levied, although 
the king lately ordered the escheator to take into the king's hand all the 
lands whereof he died seised in his demesne as of fee, and to keep them 
safely until further order. By K. 

To Robert de Clifford, sheriff of Westmorland. Order to cause Thomas 
de Musgrave, whom he has substituted to exercise the office of sheriff in 
that county under him, to be removed from that office if he has remained 
there for more than a year, and to substitute another fit person in his place, 
as it was agreed in the parliament lately held at Westminster that no sheriflf 
should remain in his bailiwick for more than a year. 

To John de Alveton, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Order to 
amove the king's hand without delay from the manor of Hertrygg and a 
virgate of land of William de Burton and Elizabeth his wife, in Bastilden 
and Assehampsted, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the 
issues thereof, if he finds that Elizabeth is the one to whom the king gave 
licence to marry, as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify the 
cause why he had taken the premises into the king's hand, and the 
escheator returned that a messuage and carucate of land in Hertrugg, 
CO. Berks, of William and Elizabeth, called by courtesy {caxisa laudis) the 
manor of Hertrugg, had been so taken by Robert fitz Elys, late escheator 
in those counties, by reason of the trespass of Elizabeth in marrying 
William without the king's licence, but on 3 March in the 14th year of the 
reign the king gave licence to marry to Elizabeth late the wife of John de 
Percy, tenant in chief, and William and Elizabeth have besought the king 
to cause his hand to be amoved from the premises, because Elizabeth is the 
same as the Elizabeth who received the said licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and receipt, and 
if they find that Robert do Wodehous, archdeacon of Richemund, was in 
the office of baron of the exchequer of the late king for all Easter term in 
the 18th year of the reign, and received 20 marks and no more for his fee 
for that term, and that the 20 marks are exacted from huu as a prest 
because the late king's writ of liberate did not come to the treasurt>r and 
shamberlaius for paying that fee, and that Robert had not payment of tho 
20 marks, then to supersede the demand made y\\>o\\ hiui for the 20 marks, 
as he has besought the king to order this to be done. 



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1343. 
Aug. 80. 
Kingscliffe. 



Sept. 12. 
Westminster. 



Mi')iibra)U' 2 1 — rtint. 

To Edward de Stradolyng, cscheator in cos. Soraersofc and Dorset. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the land which belonged to Thomas de 
Gournay of Harptre, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death held no 
lauds in chief in that bailiwick, but that he held lands of other lords by 
divers services. 

To Ralph do Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in Sherwode forest. Order to bail John le Moigne of 
Carleton, near Notingham, imprisoned at Notingham, for trespass of vert in 
the said forest, if he shall find twelve mainpernors who will undertake to 
have him before the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. 
Nottingham, to stand to right for the said trespass, if he is repleviable in 
accordance with the assize of the Forest. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

Aug. 18. To Robert de Bereford, escheator in co. Leicester. Order to deliver to 
"Westminster. Margery late the wife of William de Roos of Hamelak, tenant in chief, the 
advowsons in co. Lincoln and that county of those which the king has 
assigned to her to hold in dower, to wit : the advowson of the priory 
of Kirkham, co. York, which the prior and convent hold in frankalmoin, 
and the advowsons of the churches of Brauneeton, co. Northampton, 
extended at 101. yearly; of Botelesford, co. Leicester, extended at 101. 
yearly ; of the chantry in the church of Botelesford, extended at 20s. 
yearly; of Herdeby, co. Lincoln, extended at 10 marks yearly; of Housom, 
CO. York, extended at 5 marks yearly by divers escheators, as has been 
returned into chancery 

To Thomas de Bukton, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to deliver 
to Margery the advowson of the church of Brauneeton, which the king has 
assigned to her as aforesaid. 

The like to Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York, for the advowson 
of the priory of Kirkham and the chapel of Housom. 

Here the great seal was delivered to Master John de Thoresby, John de 
Sancto Paulo and Thomas de Brayton, to be kept, as appears by a 
memorandum on the back of the roll. 

Sept. 2. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to desist from impeding John de 

Westminster. Lysens, permitting him to have his view of frankpledge of the manor of 
Fledburgh, of his tenants in Wodecotes, Normanton, Sternthorp, Stocum' 
and Estdrayton and of his tenants in the town of Fledburgh, in accord- 
ance with the king's grant to him by charter of view of frankpledge in 
that manor for rendering 2.s. yearly by the hands of the sheriff of the county, 
and afterwards at John's suit showing the king that he has been accus- 
tomed to have tenants in the towns of Wodecotes, Normanton, Sternthorp, 
Stocum and Estdrayton, who are tenants of his manor, and ought to have 
view of those tenants and of those in the town of Fledbergh, and the 
sheriff and his ministers prevent him from hiiving such view, and beseech- 
ing the king to provide a remedy, the king ordered the sheriff to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the tenants of John 
in Wodecotes, Normanton, Sternthorp, Stocum and Estdrayton have been 
tenants of his said manor from the time of the king's grant to him and 
from time out of mind. 



172 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 



Aug. 22. To Saier Lorymer. Order to deliver to Master John dc Thoresby, the 
Westminster, king's clerk, appointed to treat with the creditors of Robert , de Artoys, 
20Z. of divers forfeitures arrested by Saier and sold by the king's order, in 
part payment of 100 marks assigned at another time, as in discharge of 
Robert's soul, who set out to Britanny in the king's service and died there 
and who was involved in heavy debts with many creditors, the king 
granted that he should receive 400/., which the priors of Okeburn, 
St. Andrew, Northampton and Avebury ought to pay of their ferms for 
Easter term last, to pay his debts, although he died before that term, and 
although, the said sum not sufficing for the debts, .John received 500 marks 
of that sum of the prior of Okeburn for the said term, and paid divers 
creditors, the remaining 100 marks due from the priors of Northampton 
and Avebury for that term have been assigned elsewhere by William de 
Cusancia, the treasurer. By bill of the treasurer. 

[Breeder a. "] 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 28. 
Westminster. 



To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause what he finds to be 
in arrear of the ninth of sheaves, fleeces and lambs assigned to John de 
Stryvelyn for the wages of himself and his men lately in the king's service 
in Scotland, by Richard bishop of Durham, Henry de Percy, and Ralph de 
Nevyll appointed to ordain concerning the said ninth which was reserved 
for the war of Scotland, to be levied without delay and delivered to John. 

To William de Cusancia, the treasurer. Order to deliver to Richard 
Phille, William Piers, Robert Salman and John his brother, the king's 
mariners, and to certain men of the towns of Estyllebury and Mokkyng, for 
their labours the tenth penny arising from the sale of two ships of Flanders, 
laden with 22 sarplars and a pocket of wool, not customed or coketted, 
and of the said wool, taken by them as forfeit on the River Thames near 
Esttillebury, in crossing to parts beyond the sea, and they brought the ship 
and wool to London and there delivered it to the treasurer, as they say. 

Aug. 20. To the bailiff's of Dover. Order to cause a boat of Wederyng, laden with 
Westminster, wheat and other things not customed, to be appraised with the wheat and 
other things by lawful men of those parts in the presence of the constable 
of Dover castle, or of him who supplies his place, and to deliver the tenth 
part of the price to Henry Brekemell, master of a certain boat of Dover, and 
to William Rote and their fellows for their labour, of the king's gift in 
accordance with the ordinance concerning forfeited things, and to keep the 
residue safely until further order, as Henry, William and their fellows have 
besought the king to grant them a part of the said boat and wheat, which 
they took when sailing to parts beyond the sea and delivered to the bailiffs. 



Aug. 15. 
Corfe. 



To Master John de Burnham, treasurer of Ireland. Whereas the king 
lately appointed Thomas de Barton receiver of his victuals at Carlisle and 
William do Rotyngton, to jointly buy and purvey 500 quarters of wheat, 
200 quarters of barley and oats and 300 quarters of beans and peas in 
Ireland and to take them to Carlisle to be kept safely there, and afterwards, 
the king ordered the treasurer of Ireland to cause the said wheat etc. to bo 
purveyed and taken to Carlisle, if it had not been done, and delivered to 
Thomas by indenture, and now the king has learned that the said victuals 
have not boon fully purveyed because the late treasurer was amoved fivm 
his office, and the king wishes a provision of victuals to be made for the 
maintenance of his lieges staying in Scotland and on the march of Scotland: 
ho therefore orders John to buy and purvey what he finds by certiticato o( 
the late treasurer to remain to be purveyed of the said victuals and to cause 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



173 



1343. 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 6. 
Nottingham 



Sept. 10. 

Nottingham 



Sept. l.S. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 1.5. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

them and the victuals purveyed by the late treasurer to bo taken to Carlisle 
with all speed and delivered to Thomas by indenture to do therewith what 
has been enjoined upon him. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Thomas dc Sandford, 
whom Robert Parvyng and his fellows justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, have deputed to 
prosecute the king's affairs before them, and to whom the king has granted 
40(/. for every day when he was attendant upon the premises, 10 marks for 
his expenses for forty days, to wit from 2 June last to the 15th day of 
that month, and from 16 July last to 10 August following, inclusive, for his 
going from London to Winchester, ^staying there and returning to London, 
of the money arising from forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged 
before the justices. By C. 

To the same. Order to pay daily wages to Master John de Thoresby 
and William de Notton, appointed with other lieges to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses committed by the king's ministers and 
others in that county, and to whom the king granted ^ mark and 5s. a day 
respectively for their expenses while they were attendant upon the premises, 
to be received of the money of the forfeited issues and amercements adjudged 
before them, 13 marks and Gl. 10s. respectively for twenty-six days, to 
wit from 16 July last to 10 August followirg, inclusive, for their going 
from London to Winchester, staying there and returning to London. 

ByK. 

To the same. Like order to pay to Isabel late the wife of Robert 
Parvyng or to William de Sandford, her attorney, 26 marks for Robert's 
expenses for twenty-six days, to wit from 16 July last until 10 August 
following inclusive, as the king appointed Robert with other lieges to 
hear and determine such trespasses in that county, granting him a mark a 
day from the said issues for every day that he should be attendant upon 
the premises. By K. 

To the same. Like order to pay to William Trussell, appointed with 
other justices to continue divers processes begun before Robert Parvyng and 
his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and 
excesses committed by the king's ministers and others in that county, 1 
mark a day of the said issues for the time that he shall be attendant upon 
the premises, in accordance with the king's grant to him. By K. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order Tb cause a verderer for the forest of 
of Dene to be elected in place of Richard Billyng, deceased. 



MEMBRANE 22. 

Aug. 5. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 

Warrmdon. London. Order to pay to Queen Isabel or to her attorney what they shall 
find, by the certificate of William de Briklesworth and Henry de Preston, 
late collectors of customs in that port, to bo in arrear to her of 250/. for 
Easter term last, as the king ordered William and Henry to pay her 250/. 
for that term of those 500^. which the king granted that she should receive 
yearly for life of the said customs in that port. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit: — 
The collectors in the port of Boston, whore Thonuis do Swanlond and 
William de Melchcboum were previously collectors, for the arrears 
of 250i. 



174 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Ang. 18. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 26. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 10. 
Clarendon, 



Aug. 0. 

Clarendon. 



Aug. 10. 
Corfe. 



Mrmbranr 22 — cont. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngestou upon Hull, where Thomas de 
Swanlond and John Hodynges of Leicester were previously collectors, 
for the arrears of 250/. 

To the bailiffs of Dorchester for the present or the future. Order to pay 
to Mastor Jordan de Cantuariia], the king's physician, or to his attorney, 
20/. yearly for life of the ferm of that town, as the king granted that he 
should receive 20 marks yearly at the exchequer, and he surrendered the 
letters patent to chancery to be cancelled, and in consideration of his great 
labours and expenses in the king's service on either side of the sea, the king 
granted him the 20/. yearly which the men of Dorchester, co. Dorset, render 
yearly for the ferm of that town, to be received by the hands of the bailiffs, 
for life. By K. 

To John de Moubray. Order to pay those 30/. 13s. 4(/. which he ought 
to have paid to Clemencia de Vescy, who is staying in parts beyond the sea 
with the wife of Charles de Blois, the king's envoy, for Whitsun term last, 
to William de Cusancia, the treasurer, without delay, notwithstanding any 
order to pay that sum to any other person. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to call 
before them Elizabeth de Burgo, Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, and 
John son of John de Hothum, tenants of the lands which belonged to 
Gilbert de Clare, sometime earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and if 
they find that they hold the lands which belonged to Gilbert particularly 
and ought therefore to be charged with 264/. of Gilbert's debts, then 
to cause the 264/. to be apportioned among them according to the 
portion of the said lands which each of them holds, and to cause the 
said portion to be levied of them, giving them respite for the said debt 
until the apportionment has been made, as Elizabeth has shown the 
king that the 264/. are exacted from her and Hugh and John, and 
although she is prepared to pay her portion of the said debt, yet the 
treasurer and barons have given Hugh and John a respite in the matter 
and have demanded the whole debt from her, whereupon she has besought 
the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

To Edward de Stradelyng, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver 
to Queen Philippa or to her attorney, the custody of the manor of Norton 
in that county which Peter de Veel held for life of the inheritance of John 
de Seint Clere, tenant in chief, together with the issues thereof from the 
time of Peter's death, as the king granted to the Queen the custody 
of all the lands which belonged to John at his death, and which were 
then in the king's hand by reason of the death of John's heir, to hold 
together with the marriage of the heir, and it is the king's intention that 
she shall have the custody of lands held in dower as for life when they fall 
in, although express mention of this is not made in the grant, as is con- 
tained in the grant of the said custody made subsequently. By K. and C. 

To Adam Lucas. Order to retain in his possession of the 200/. which 
he arrested as forfeit by virtue of his commission to inspect money with 
others in the port of London, in a boat of Flanders, without the said port, 
crossing to parts beyond, because they were found in the boat contrary to 
the proclamation that no sterlings should l>e taken out of the realm upon 
pain of forfeiture, 20/. as a tenth, for his labour, of the king's gift, in 
accordance with the fi)riu of his commission, and to piy the rvmaming 
180/. to William de Cusancia, the treasurer, for the king's use. By C. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



175 



1343. 

Sept. 10. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 8. 

Nottingham, 



Sept. 13. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 16. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 14. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 10. 
Nottingham, 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 22 — cant. 

To tho sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Simon Alsey, who is so weak and broken by age that 
he cannot execute the duties of his office. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order not to prefer any of the king's allies, who have assign- 
ments upon the customs in that port, to John de ITanonjia] or his attorney, 
in the payment of the assignment made to him, but to give him prompt 
and speedy payment of the 1,000 marks yearly assigned to him, as 
on 1 August last the king ordered them to pay to John 500 marks for 
Easter term last of the said assignment, and afterwards on 12 August the 
king ordered them by another writ to pay to John or to John Malewayn, 
or his attorney, 416 marks 8s. 8d. which then remained to be paid of the 500 
marks, as is found by certificate of "William de Briklesworth and Henry de 
Preston, late collectors of customs in that port, sent into chancery, whereof 
John has not yet received any payment, as the king has learned from his 
plaint, and the king has considered John's many services in his wars. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney, 35Z. remaining 
due to him for Easter term last, as the king ordered WiUiam de Melchebourn 
and Thomas de Swanlond, late collectors of customs in that port, to pay to 
the earl, 151. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him of 1501. to be received yearly of the issues of those customs, and they 
paid the earl 40/. of the 751. as they have certified the king in chancery, 
and the earl has besought the king to cause the remaining d5l. to be paid 
to him. 

Robert Sabbe of Snaynton, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of 
vert and venison committed by him in the king's forest of Shirewod, has 
a writ to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in the forest of Shirewode, to bail him. 

To the sheriflf of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Elias de Oldebury, who has not sufficient lands in 
fee in that county, whereof he can answer to the king's people, in accordance 
with the statute, so that he is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to pay to Robert de Thyngden, 
chaplain, what is in arrear to him of lOOv. yearly, and to pay him the 100s. 
yearly so long as he is sheriff and as Robert celebrates in the chapel of the 
castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, in accordance with the king's grant to him 
on 11 February in the 12th year of the reign. 

To Edward de Stradelyng, escheator in co. Somerset. Order not to 
intenncddle further with the manor of Mershton in that bailiwick, restoring 
the issues thereof to Margaret late the wife of John de Bello Campo, of 
Somerset, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John at his death held the said manor jointly with Margaret, and that 
the manor is held of another than the king. 



MEMBRANE 21. 

Aug. 14. To William de Northo, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex and escheator in 

Westminster, those counties. Order to deliver by a mainprise to Andrew Peverel, 

knight, and to John de Frenyngham, executors of the will of John de Ifeld, 

it is said, the corn and other goods and chattels which belonged to John, 



176 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Aug. 16. 
Westminster. 



July 15. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 3. 
Kingscliffe. 



Aug. 25. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 18. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 14. 

Wostmiuster. 



Mnnbrane 21 — cont. 

taken into the king's hand by the eschaator, for various causes, if they 
shall find security for the price of the said corn, goods and chattels, at 
Michaelmas next, if it is found in the meantime that they ought to pertain 
to the king, informing the king without delay of the price of the corn, 
goods and chattels and of the said security. By C. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to deliver to John le fitz Waryn what 
pertains to the king of the year, day and waste of a messuage and two 
carucates of land in certain places in that county, which belonged to John 
de Wyggelcye and which were taken into the king's hand by reason of 
John's felony, for which he was outlawed, in accordance with the king's 
grant to John le fitz Waryn on 26 May last. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause Master John de Farges and 
Bernard Vitalis to be dearrested without delay and to permit them to return 
to their own parts for this turn, of the king's special favour, as the king 
ordered the sheriffs to arrest them for certain contempts, and he has now 
granted that they may return to their own parts at the request of John, 
archbishop of Canterbury and other prelates of the realm. 

To Thomas de Chisenhale, sheriff of Southampton. Order to sell at the 
best possible price all the cloth lately arrested by him in a cog called ' la 
JuUaae ' of Lescluse and in a ship called ' la Nicolas ' of Yarmouth, at 
Portesmuth, by the view and testimony of William de Edyngton, keeper 
of the wardrobe, and to deliver the money arising from that sale to 
William by indenture, as the king wished the said cloth so arrested and 
delivered to the sherift" by John de Codyngton, clerk, appointed to super- 
vise the cog and ship and the goods and merchandise therein, and to cause 
them to be appraised, to be so delivered, and although he ordered the 
sheriff to so deliver it, it is still in his custody and has not yet been 
delivered to William, as the king has learned. By K. 

To Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. 
Order to deliver to John de Coggeshale, knight, and Margaret his wife the 
manor of Alesford together Avith the advowson of the church of that town, 
and with the issues thereof, saving the relief due to the king, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margery late the 
wife of Humphrey de Staunton, held no lands at her death in her demesne 
as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, but that she held the said manor and 
advowson for herself and Humphrey and the heirs of their bodies, of the 
gift and grant of Walter le Gros, parson of Little Bentlegh church and of 
Stephen de Berle, parson of Alesford church by a fine levied in the king's 
court with remainder, in default of such heirs, to John and Margaret and 
the heirs of their bodies, and that Humphrey and Margery died without 
heirs of their bodies and that the manor and advowson are held in chief jvs 
of the honour of the Boulogne by the service of a fourth part of a knight's 
fee and suit every month at the court of 15oulogne, and the king has taken 
John's homage and has rendered the manor to him and Margaret. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Roger de Blakeston, appointed 
justice with other lieges to hear and determine divers trespasses and 
excesses committed by the king's ministers and others in that county. 5s. a 
day for his expenses while he is intendant upon the promises, of the 
forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before those justices, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him. 

To Edward do Crotyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Onler to 
restore to brother Robert do Nassyugtou, abbot of Iwuuosoye, ail iho 



i 



17 EDWARD III.— Pakt 2. 



177 



1343. 



Sept. 16. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 17. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 17. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

knights' fees and advowsons pertaining to the abbey, together with the 
issues thereof from 22 January last, as on that day the king took the foalty 
of Robert after his confirmation, and restored the temporalities of the abbey 
to him, ordering the escheator to deliver those temporalities to him, and 
although by virtue of that order the escheator delivered lands to the abbot 
in the name of such temporalities, he has hitherto delayed to deliver the 
knights' fees and advowsons, because no mention thereof was made in the 
order. 

To John de Vieleston, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the abbey of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, or with the tem- 
poralities, things and goods pertaining thereto, by reason of the last 
voidance through the death of Thomas Pousyn, the last abbot there, after 
having taken a simple seisin within the gates of the abbey, in the name of 
the king's royal lordship, restoring the issues to the prior and convent, 
saving to the king the knights' fees, advowsons and escheats which fall in 
during the voidance and the custody of lands acquired by the abbot after 
1 September in the 9th year of the late king's reign, as on that day the 
said king, by a fine of 200 marks which the abbot and convent made with 
him and by the pardon which they made to him of 500 marks in 
which Edward I was bound to them by his letters patent, which they sur- 
rendered, granted that the prior and convent should have the custody of the 
abbey in the next voidance for rendering 600 marks to the king, and in every 
subsequent voidance, with free administration of the lands, goods and 
chattels, except that the escheator should take a simple seisin as aforesaid 
at the beginning of the voidance, rendering for every subsequent voidance 
600 marks, to wit, 300 marks within the first two months and the 
remaining 300 marks before the expiry of the following two months, and if 
the voidance shall endure for a year beyond the said half-year, the prior and 
convent should pay 1,000 marks for the year, and^rro rata for every part of a 
year, and that no escheator, bailiff or other minister should intermeddle with 
the custody of the abbey, its cells, manors or other goods, by reason of a 
voidance, saving to the king the escheats etc. as aforesaid. 

To John Mauduyt, sherifi' of Wilts, and to his fellows, collectors and 
receivers of the wool granted by the ministers of that county before Robert 
Parvyng and his fellows, then justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses in that county. Order to deliver to John 
Malewayn, merchant of London, or to his attorney, 460 sacks of wool, by 
indenture, as the king sold to him the 450 sacks of wool by which the 
ministers of that county made fine with the king for divers trespasses and 
excesses committed by them, before Robert and his fellows, to wit each 
sack price 8^ marks, according to the price ordained in that county by the 
last parliament held at Westminster. By C. and by bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
exactions made upon the abbess and sisters of the order of St. Clare without 
Algate, London, for 11. 4s. 8^'. for divers tenths granted by the clergy of 
the realm before these times, as the king has pardoned them the said sum 
of his especial favour. By p.s. [15640.] 



MEMDRANE 20. 

Sept. 25. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Wfebtirunnter. of London. Order to pay 250L for Michaelmas term next to Queen Isabella, 

or to her attorney, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 1,5001. 



3058 



u 



178 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Sept. 2-4. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 
Hertford. 



Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 9. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 14. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

to be received yearly of the customs for life, to wit 500Z. in that port, 500Z. 
in the port of IJoston and 5001. in that port of Kyngeston upon Hull, as 
she voluntarily surrendered the castles, manors and lands granted to her 
as dower by the late king, to the yearly value of 4,500^., and the king 
wishes his grant to remain in force, notwithstanding the grant of the 
customs to certain merchants, and he confirmed his said grant of the queen 
at her request and with the assent of the parliament lately held at 
Westminster. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : — 
The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Boston, 

To the sherifl' of Southampton for the present or the future. Order to pay 
to Simon Bacon what is in arrear to him of his wages of Sd. a day for the 
custody of Fremantel park in that county, from 24 July last, when the king 
granted the said custody to him to hold for life, and to pay him the said 
wages henceforth and 13s. id. yearly for his robe, so long as he holds the 
said custody, in accordance with the king's grant to him. 

Et erat patens. By p.s.<» [15688.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Matthew Canaceon, the king's merchant, 
or to his attorney, 25/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him of 501. to be received yearly of the said custom in that 
port. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to pay to John de Stryvelyn, 100 marks for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 200 marks, to be received yearly 
of the issues of the customs in the ports of Newcastle and Hertilpol, and 
now the passage of wool in the port of Hertilpol is closed, wherefore the 
king wishes John to receive the 200 marks of the issues of the customs in 
the port of Newcastle. 

Memorandum that on the 29th September last, to wit Michaelmas day, 
the great seal was delivered to Robert de Sadyngton, the chancellor, as 
appears by a memorandum on the dorse of this roll. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
John de Feriby, the king's clerk, controller of customs in that port, what 
they shall find to be in arrear to him of his customary wages from the time 
of their appointment, and to pay him such wages henceforth so long as 
they are collectors and John is controller. 

To Edward do Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to 
restore to brother Robert de Nassyngton, abbot of Kameseye, all the knights' 
fees and advowsons pertaining to the abbey, which he took into the kmg's 
hand by reason of the last voidance, together with the issues of the fees 
from 22 January last, on which day the king took Robert's foalty after his 
confirmation and rendered the temporalities of the abbey to him, ordering 
the escheator to deliver them to him, and although the escheator delivered 
the lands to the abbot in the name of such temporalities, ho has hitherto 
delayed to deliver the fees and advowsons, because no mention is made of 
the livery thereof in the said order. 



•Privy seal is dated September 30. 



17 EDWARD III.— Paiit 2. 



170 



1343. 
Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 29. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
William marquis of Juliers or to William Muchct and Tilemannus do Werda, 
his attorneys, 300^. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him by charter of 1,000^. yearly, to wit, GOOl. of the customs in 
that port and 400^. at the exchequer. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to William marquis of Juliers 
or to Tidemannus de Warda and William Muschet, his attorneys, 101. for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
7 May in the 14th year of the reign, when making him earl of Cambridge, 
of 20Z. to be received yearly of the issues of that county by the hands of the 
sheriff there. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas 
de la Despense, the king's yeoman, or to hi^ attorney, lOZ. for the present 
Michaelmas term, in accordance with the king's grant to him, for his good 
service to Queen Isabella, of 201. to be received yearly for life of the issues 
of those counties, by the hands of the sheriff, as the late king granted him 
201. yearly of the land which William de Bredon held in co. Derby, in aid 
of the maintenance of himself, his wife and children, and those lands were 
afterwards taken from Nicholas and delivered to William with the assent of 
Parliament. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

Sept. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Kingseliffe. demand made upon Thomas de Ryse and Walter Froste, merchants of 
Beverley for 562Z., if they find after inspecting the accounts of the collectors 
of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull and that of Master Robert 
de Askeby, appointed in Flanders to collect a subsidy of 40s. a sack of wool 
taken thither from England, and after viewing the king's orders, that 
532L were exacted of them for the said subsidy and for no other cause, as 
for 266Z. which those merchants lent to the king in his urgent need, he 
granted to them the passage of 266 sacks of wool in the said port, without 
rendering the custom and subsidy thereon, by reason of which grant they 
caused those sacks to be laded in the said port and taken to parts beyond 
the sea, and the king ordered Master Robert to permit those merchants to 
take the 260 sacks to the said parts without rendering the said subsidy, and 
now the king has learned that the treasurer and barons have charged 
Thomas and Walter upon Robert's account with 562Z. for the said subsidy, 
because the writ to Robert did not mention that the king had pardoned 
them the subsidy, but at the time of the grant there was no mention that 
they should be charged with that subsidy. By p.s. 

Sept. 26. To Thomas de Bukton, escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to 
Westminster, intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to John le Latymer, 
restoring the issues thereof as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in chief in that 
bailiwick, whereby the custody of his lands ought at present to pertain to 
the king, but that he held lands of other lords by divers services. 

Sept. 18. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
We.stminater, Hugh de Norman vi 11 what is in arrear to him of his wages and fees as 
surveyor of works of the castle and park of Wyndesore, which office the 
king granted to him on 29th April in the 16th year of the reign, to hold 
for life, receiving such wages and fees as Ralph de la More, deceased, used 
to have there. 



180 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 24. 
Woodhiim. 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 24. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To the same. Order to pay to John Brocas, the king's yeoman, what 
is in arroar to him of his waj,'os and fees as chief forester of Wyndesore 
forest, in accordance with the king's grant to him of the bailiwick of the 
chief forestry there, to hold for life, receiving the customary fees and wages 
therein. By p.s. [15943.] 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to supersede levying the issues forfeited 
by Walter atte Bergh before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that 
county, delivering for the use of Henry earl of Derby any issues levied by 
them from Walter, informing the king in chancery of the sum at which 
the issues, so forfeited by Walter, are extended, as the king has assigned 
to the earl all the issues so forfeited, to hold together with a certain fine 
which Walter made with the king for the pardon of certain trespasses and 
excesses and other things contained in the letters patent, to hold in part 
satisfaction of certain debts in which the king is bound to the earl. 

To the same. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' with respect to the issues 
forfeited by Robert Russel before Robert Parvyng and his fellows. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton or 
to his attorney, 200^. for the present Michaelmas term, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him of 400Z. to be received yearly of the issues of those 
customs, until certain lands, which others hold for life, revert to the earl. 

' The like to the following to pay the following sums to the earl, to wit : — 
The collectors of customs in the port of Boston for 151. of 150Z. to be 

received yearly upon the customs in that port. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon Hull for 751. 

of 1501. to be received yearly upon the customs of that port. 
The sheriffs of London for lOOZ. of the 200^. to be received yearly upon 

the ferm of that city. 
The sheriff of Essex for 501. of the 1001. to be received yearly upon the 

ferm of co. Essex. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the said earl or to his 
attorney, 10^. for the present Michaelmas term, in accordiuaco with the 
king's grant to him of 201. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that 
county by the hands of the sheriff. 

To Edward de Stradelyng, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order 
to take the oath of Margaret, late the wife of John de Bello Campo of 
Somerset, tenant in chief, that she will not marry without the king's 
licence, and to deliver to her the following lands of those which belonged 
to her husband, assigned to her by the king to hold in dower, to wit : the 
manor of Dondene, co. Somerset, extended at 10/. 19^•. Sd. yearly ; the 
manor of Shepton ]5eauchamp in the same county, extended at 61. Os. 5d. 
yearly, and a messuage with a garden, 40 acres of land, 24 acres of meadow, 
10 acres of pasture, GO.v. rent and a moiety of a mill in Muryfeld, extended 
at 73.S. 8d. yearly, and 100 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow and 6 marks 
rent in Stormynstre Mareschal, co. Dorset, extended at 4.'. 18*-. id. yearly. 

The like to the following to assign the following lands to Margartit, to 
hold in dower, except the clause concerning the oath, to wit : — 

John de Vieleston, escheator in co. Kent, for a moiety of the manor 
of Sellyng near Monkohorton, co. Kent, extended at 7/. l»w. 2^U. 
yearly. 



17 EDWARD III.— Paet 2. 181 



1343. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

John Mauduyt, escheator, in co. Wilts, for a messuage, 2 carucates 
of land, 12 acres of meadow, 18 acres of pasture, 30 acres of wood 
and 100s. rent in Westkyngton, co. Wilts, extended at dl. IGd. 
yearly. 

John Aignel, escheator in co. Buckingham, for a messuage, a garden, 
120 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 18 acres of wood and 
61. 18s. 2d. rent in Dorton near Brehull, co. Buckingham, extended 
at 101. 2.S. 8d. yearly. 

Oct. 8. To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 

Westminster. Q^gt to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to Walter atte 
Hill of Hyntlesham, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator, that Walter at his death held no lands 
in chief in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, whereby the custody of 
his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but that he held lands of 
other lords by divers services. 

Oct. 10. To Richard Wawayn, escheator in co. Hereford and the march of Wales 

Westminster, adjacent thereto. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 2 
carucates of land, 10 acres of meadow, 3 acres of pasture, 120 acres of wood 
and 6 marks rent in Great Tatynton in that county, restoring the issues 
thereof to Edmund son of Thomas de la Barre of Hereford, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death 
held the said messuage, land, me^ow, pasture, wood and rent for life by 
the grant of John de la Barre and Thomas Vigerous, by the king's licence, 
with remainder to Edmund and the heirs male of his body, and that the 
premises are held in chief by the service of a third part of a knight's fee, 
and the king has taken Edmund's homage. By p.s. [15709.] 



MEMBRANE 18. 

Oct. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king granted 

NVestminster. to Ralph de Ufford 2001. to be received yearly for life of the exchequer, and 
afterwards at Ralph's request granted that he should receive the 2001. of 
the ferm which the prior of Okeburn is bound to render yearly for the 
priory and the lands and possessions pertaining thereto, the first term 
beginning at Michaelmas last, and the king ordered the prior to pay Ralph 
the 2001. yearly, from the said term, and the prior paid 100/. to Ralph by 
reason of that order, as appears by Ralph's letters of acquittance shown 
before the king in chancery : the king orders the treasurer and barons to 
cause the lOOZ. to be allowed to the prior, and 2001. yearly henceforth when 
they find that that sum has been paid. 

Oct. 5. Richard Plumbe of Wodeford, imprisoned at Rokyngham castle for 

Westminster, trespass of vert and venison in Rokyngham forest, has the king's writ to 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in Rokyngham forest, to bail him. 

Oct. 1. To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

Westminster, pay to Master John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, 30 marks for Michaelmas 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of GO marks to be 
received yearly of the issues of the hanaper until the king shall provide 
him with a benefice exceeding the said sum and the value of his benefices, 
and which ho shall accept. 



182 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 2. 

Westminster 



Oct. 8. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To John de Hundon, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order not to intermeddle 
further with 5 marks of land and rout in Norton and Dunston, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheators that John de Swynford at his death held no lands in his demesne 
as of foe in chief in that bailiwick, but that he held the said land and rent in 
his demesne as of fee of Robert Darcy the elder, knight, by knight's service. 

To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order to 

pay to Henry de Lancastr [ia], earl of Derby, or to his attorney all the issues 

of the petty custom up to -445 marks 9.s. Id. which he ought to receive of 

the same for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him 

[rf. at page 48 above]. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king has 
learned that Clemencia de Vescy is staying in the company of Charles de 
Bloys, his enemy and rebel, and adheres to him and certain other rebels and 
enemies, and that she received yearly 84Z. of John de Moubray for the 
manor of Neusom, co. York, 30^ of Robert de Ferrar[iis] for the manor of 
Stapelford, co. Leicester, 100s. of William de Thorp for certain lands in 
Chestreton, co. Huntingdon, and 81. of Adam de Welle for certain lands in 
Faxton, which manors and lands were demised by her to the said John, 
Robert, William and Adam to hold for a certain time : the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause the said sums of money together with the 
arrears thereof to be takei^into his hand and answer to be made to him 
therefor until further order. By K and C. 

To Edward de Stradelyng, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order 
to deliver to Robert de Ferariis and Reginald de Cobham or to their 
attorney all the issues and profits of the manors of Stoke under Hamedon, 
Hacche Beauchaump, Welweton and Norton with their members and a 
moiety of the manor of Sheptonmalet, and the other lands in Stokelynche 
which are parcel of two parts of all the lands which belonged to John de 
Bello Campo of Somerset, tenant in chief, from the time of John's death 
until 1 August last, in accordance with the king's grant to them on 
20 September last of the custody of the said two parts, which were in the 
king's hand by reason of the minority of John's heir, to hold together 
with the issues thereof from 1 August last until John's heir should come 
of age, rendering the extent thereof at the exchequer yearly, and that they 
should receive all the said issues. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to pay to William de Radenore, the 
king's yeoman, or to his attorney, 100s. for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him for his good service in the duchy 
of Aquitaine, of lOZ. to be received 
county, by the hands of the sheriff. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to pay 1 mark a day for his wages to 
John Dengayne, appointed justice with other lieges to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses in that county, for every day that he is 
attendant upon the premises, of the money arising from the forfeited 
issues, fines and amercements adjudged before him and his follows, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him. 



yearly for life of the issues of that 



MEMBKANK 17. 

Oct. 1. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to pay to Reginald duke of Cfuolders and oouni of 



17 EDWAllD IIL— Part 2. 



183 



1343. 



Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 28. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

Zutphen, the king's brother in law, or to his attorney, 2501. for Michaelmas 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him for his homage of 
1,000Z. to be received yearly for life of the customs in the following ports, 
to wit 500^. in that port, 2501. in the port of Boston and 250/. in the port 
of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of Boston for 125Z. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 1251. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause Geoffrey de Lucy, knight, to 
have seisin of 8 acres of land in Bykenore which Thomas Sauvage of 
Chelstede held, who was hanged for felony, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that the said land was in the king's 
hand for a year and a day, that Thomas held it of Geoffrey and that 
William Sauvage of Chelstede, brother of Thomas, had the year, day and 
waste thereof and ought to answer for them to the king. 

To Ealph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Ingelwod. Order to deliver to Henry de 
Panetria the bailiwick of the forestry of Gaitsheles . in the forest of 
Ingelwode, notwithstanding the commission to Adam de Brighton, as the 
late king on 6 June in the ninth year of his reign granted that bailiwick to 
Henry to hold for life, and although Henry bore himself well and faithfully 
in that bailiwick, as is found by an inquisition taken before the keeper, yet 
he has been amoved therefrom by reason of a commission of the bailiwick 
afterwards made to Adam, wherefore the king ordered the sheriff of 
Cumberland to direct Adam to be before the king in chancery on the 
morrow of St. Bartholomew last with the letters made to him for that 
bailiwick, which day the king has given to Henry upon this, to shew cause 
why Adam should not be amoved from the bailiwick and Henry restored 
thereto, and further to do and receive what the king's court shall determine, 
and Adam did not come on that day. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Order to pay to Katberine late the wife of William Due of Brussels 
and to Henry Estor her son, or to their attorney, 1501. for Midsummer term 
in the 16th year of the reign and for the Ptxrification and Midsummer terms 
last, unless they have received payment in whole or in part, in accordance 
with the king's grant to them for their homage of lOOZ. to be received 
yearly for life of the customs in the port of that city, and Henry de Preston 
and William de Brikelesworth, late collectors of the custom in that port, 
paid to them 501. for the Purification term in the 16th year of the reign 
and no more, as appears by the certificate of Henry and William sent into 
chancery, wherefore Katherine and Henry have besought the king to cause 
them to have payment of the 150/. which are due to them for the last three 
terms. By p.s. 

To Henry Gernet, escheator in co. Middlesex. Order to deliver to Robert 
de Ferariis and Reginald de Cobham, or to their attorney, all the issues and 
profits of two parts of the lands which belonged to John do Bello Campo 
of Somerset, tenant in chief, from the time of John's death until 1 August 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to them on 1 September last of 
the custody of the said two parts, which were in the king's hand by reason 
of the minority of John's heir, to liold together with the issues thereof from 
1 August last until the heir should come of age, rendering the extent thereof 
yearly at the exchequer, and the king has further granted all the issues from 
the time of John's death. By p.s. [15G78.] 



184 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 

Sept. 11. 
Rockingham. 



Oct. 11. 

Mortlake. 



Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 15. 

Mortlake. 



Membrane 17 — cont. * 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Stephen de Estcote, who is insuiiiciently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
the demand made upon Nicholas de Hotoft for GO/, if thoy find them to be 
exacted of him for the subsidy of lOs. a sack on 30 saclis of wool, after 
examination of the accounts of the collectors of customs in the port of 
London and that of Master Robert de Askeby, the king's clerk appointed 
to collect that subsidy in the parts of Flanders, on every sack taken there 
out of England, as for 30/. which Nicholas lent to the king in his urgent 
need, the king granted that ho should take 30 sacks of wool, from the said 
port, without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, and Nicholas so took 
the 30 sacks, and thereupon the king ordered Robert to permit Nicholas to 
take the said sacks to those parts without paying the said subsidy, and now 
the king has learned that the treasurer and barons have charged Nicholas 
with the subsidy upon Robert's account because in the letters to Robert no 
mention was made that the king pardoned Nicholas the said subsidy. 

By p.s. [15616.] 

To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Galtres. Order to cause 500 oaks to be 
cut down and stripped in divers places of the said forest where this may be 
done with least damage, and to be delivered to the men of Ravenserod or 
to their attorney of the king's gift, as the king has been informed that a 
great part of the houses of that town have been newly carried away by the 
How of sea water and the places where the houses stood are Hooded with 
sea water and that the remainder of the town is in such peril of destruction 
unless a remedy is provided by repairing the quays, and in consideration of 
the damage that would ensue to the people of these parts if the town were 
lost the king has granted to the said men 500 oaks to be received of the 
forest of Galtres of the king's gift, in aid of repairing the said quays. 

By p.s. [15712.] 

To Edward de Stradelyng, escheator in cos. Dorset and Somerset. Order 
not to intermeddle with the priory of Frompton until further order or with 
the land pertaining thereto, permitting the prior to hold the priory and the 
lands pertaining thereto and to receive and dispose of the issues thereof, 
as the king committed to the prior the custody of the priory and of the 
lands pertaining thereto, which were lately taken into the king's hand 
among the lands of the alien religious in England for rendering 90/. 
yearly while the custody should remain in his hand, and the king has 
learned that the escheator has entered the priory, which is a cell of the 
abbey of St. Stephen, Caen, by reason of the death of Simon, the last 
abbot, contrary to the form of the said commission. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of Duncan 
de Frendraght 24 marks 6s. Sd. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 49 marks to be received yearly by the hands 
of the sheriff of York, in recompence for the manor of Brigstock, oo. 
Northampton, which she lately held at will and which the king assigned to 
Queen Isabel to hold for life. 



Membrane 16. 

Oct. 6. To the sheriff of Derby. Order to pay to Henry do LAneastr[ia], earl of 

Westminster. Derby, or to his attorney, 10/. for Michaelmas term last, in accorvlanoe with 
the king's grant to him of 20/., to be roooived yearly of the issues of that 
county. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



185 



1343. 

Oct. 3. 

Westminster, 



Oct. 2. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — crmt. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Master Adam de Ottelay, clerk, 
to have seisin of 2 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow in Farnelay, which 
William son of Walter del Brotcs of Farnelay held, who was hanged for 
felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the 
larftl and meadow have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that 
John de Faucomberge, late sheriif of that county, answered upon his account 
at the exchequer for the yearly value thereof, to wit, 4s. and that William 
held the land and meadow of Adam. 

To the citizens of Chichester. Order to pay to Maud de Pirye, 
formerly the nurse of John de Eltham, the king's brother, and of Joan, his 
sister, or to her attorney, what is in arrear to her of 301. yearly of the ferm 
of that city for Michaelmas term last, as the king lately granted to her 
301. to be received yearly for life at the exchequer, and to Joan du Boys, 
sometime nurse of Eleanor, the king's other sister, other 30^. for life at the 
exchequer, and afterwards with the consent of Maud and Joan the king 
assigned to them the yearly ferm which the citizens render at the exchequer, 
which formerly belonged to Edmund earl of Kent and which is in the 
king's hand by reason of the minority of John, the earl's son and heir, to 
hold until the heir shall come of age unless Maud and Joan should die 
in the meantime, and if either of them died then the moiety of the ferm 
should be paid to the survivor, and although a moiety of the ferm ought to 
revert to the king after the death of Joan, which took place on the feast of 
St. Matthew in the 11th year of the reign, in the city of London in the 
parish of St. Nicholas Olave, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by John de Pulteneye, then mayor and escheator in that city, the king 
wishing to show especial favour to Maud, has granted that she shall 
receive 301. yearly of the 3QI. of the ferm of that city until the heir come of 
age, and that the citizens shall answer for the remaining Ql. yearly at the 
exchequer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the chaplains serving God in the chantry called 'Doge' 
in the city of Canterbury for wool, the ninth, tenths or any contributions 
granted before this time, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
John de Vieleston, escheator in co. Kent, that the lands, goods and facul- 
ties pertaining to the chantry are worth nothing beyond the maintenance 
of the keeper of the chantry and the chaplains there and their Serjeants 
and the other charges incumbent upon the chantry, and hardly suffice for 
these, and that the chaplains cannot suffice to pay wool or other contribu- 
tions after they have deducted their reasonable maintenance, and they have 
not contributed to such aids and charges before these times. 

To William de Edyngton, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to pay to John 
Stykerape, councillor of the town of Ipre, what is in arrear to him of his 
robes from 9th May in the 14th year of the reign, as John has been sworn 
of the king's council, and in consideration of this and of the lawful men of 
Ipre, the king retained him of his household on the said 9th May and 
granted to him yearly robes of the suit of the king's yeomen, to be 
received of the king's wardrobe for life. 

To the same. Like order, * mutatis mutandis,' in favour of Master 
William de Jiomere, clerk, councillor of the town of Ghent, sworn of the 
king's council and received into the household on 12 May in the 14th year 
of the reign, to whom the king granted yearly robes of the suit of his clerks, 
to bo received aa aforesaid. 



186 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Aug. 20. 
VVestniiuster. 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 15. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1-i. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 21. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 31. 
Langley. 



Membrane IG — cont. 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' in favour of Master John 
Boronger, clerk and councillor of the town of Ipra, sworn of the king's 
council and received into the household on the same 12 May. 

To Saier Lorymer. Order to cause the two ships oi Durdraght and 
Flanders which he lately arrested in the port of Orewell by virtue of his 
commission, because wool and other customable goods and merchandise 
were found therein not customed, to be taken to parts beyond the sea, and 
which are therefore forfeited to the king, and all the goods and merchandise 
therein, to be appraised by the oath of lawful men of those parts in the 
presence of the sheriff of Suffolk or his deputy, and to be sold and to bring 
the money to London without delay, to be delivered to William de Cusance, 
the treasurer there, for the king's use, certifying the king in chancery of 
the nature of the said wool and goods and of the price thereof. 

Richard Spelly, parson of Churchehull church, Osbert Spelly, John his 
son and John Tappyng of Kemeseye, imprisoned at Worcester for trespass 
of vert and venison in Feckenham forest, have a writ to Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies 
his place in the said forest, to bail them. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause the GOl. Gs. 10*/. in which Master W' illiam la Zousch, arch- 
bishop of York, is bound to the king, to be allowed to him in the debts which 
he owes at the exchequer, giving him a tally therefor at the receipt of the 
exchequer of those lOOZ. which he lent,, as the king is bound to him in 
60/. 6n. 10^/. of the lOOZ. which he lent to the king at the time when he 
was dean of St. Peter's, York, and treasurer, at the receipt of the exchequer, 
as is found by the certificate of the treasurer and chamberlains sent into 
chancery, and the archbishop has besought the king to cause such allow- 
ance to be made to him. By C. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon and to the prior of Trew^e- 
legh, fermers of the said priory, in the king's hand by reason of the war 
with France. Order to pay to Gawayn Corder or to his attorney 20/. for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
18 February last of lOZ. to be received yearly of the ferm of the priory so 
long as it shall remain in the king's hand. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 20/. to 
William de Clynton earl of Huntingdon and the prior of Trewelogh in the 
ferm of that priory, if they find them to have paid that sum to Gawayn 
Corder by virtue of the preceding order. 

To Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmoreland and 
Lancaster. Order to deliver to Adam, son of John Pacok the manors of 
Blakhale and Staynton and two parts of a third part of the manor of 
Skelton, except a messuage and 2 bovates of land therein together with the 
issues thereof, saving reasonable dower to Isabel late the wife of 
Robert Parvyng, and not to intermeddle further with the lands hold of 
other lords than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death held 
the said manors of Blakhale and Staynton, a moiety of the manor of 
Wateby, B messuages, 5 acres oi land, 6 acres of meadow, 500 acres of 
pasture and 500 acres of moor in Barton and the said two parts except the 
messuage and bovates for himself and the heirs of his body, by divers fines 
levied in the king's court, with the remainder in default of such heirs 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



187 



1343. 



Sept. 8. 
Kingsclifle. 



Membrane IG — cont. 

to Adam and the heirs male of his body, and that the manor of Blakhale 
is held by making suit at co. Cumberland every month and by the service 
of paying 4,s. 6i*/. at the exchequer, Carlisle, to cornage, 16s. \d. for 
purpresture, 31s. for the puture of the king's foresters of Inglewod and 
4s. 4d. for the puture of the king's bailiffs of the ward of Cumberland ; the 
manor of Staynton by the service of rendering yearly 8s. at the said 
exchequer to cornage, and 2s. 8^/. for the puture of the king's bailiffs ; and 
the said two parts by the service of paying 8s. 8i. yearly at the said 
exchequer to cornage, 12s. 0\d. for the puture of the said foresters and 18rf. 
for the puture of the king's bailiffs and they are held of the king; and the 
said moiety, messuages, land, meadow, pasture and moor are held of 
another than the king, and that Robert died without an heir of his body, 
and the king has taken Adam's homage. By p.s. [15742.] 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause all the goods and merchandise brought to that 
port under the name of Thomas de Wodeby of Abyndon, adjudged for 
certain excesses before Robert Parvyng, late the chancellor, and his 
fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine certain trespasses and 
excesses in co. Southampton, and arrested by those collectors, to be kept 
safely until further order. By C. 



Membrane 15. 

Oct. 12. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to Edmund de Grymesby, appointed 

Westminster, with other lieges to continue the processes begun before Robert Parvyng 
and his fellows, justices apppointedto hear and determine certain trespasses 
and excesses committed in that county, 4 marks for his wages for eight days 
when he was attendant upon the premises, to wit from 28 September last 
to 6 October following, inclusive, to wit i mark a day, to be received of the 
money of the forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before him 
and his fellows. By C. 

The like writs are sent to the following sheriffs to pay the following wages, 
to wit : — 

The sheriff of Southampton for the same Edmund for 7 marks for 14 

days, to wit from 14 September last to 27 of that month, inclusive, 

at ^ mark a day. 
The sheriff of Wilts for William de Notton for 35.s. for 7 days, to wit 

from 28 September last to 4 October following, inclusive, at 5s. a day. 
The sheriff of Southampton for William de Notton to pay 75s., to wit 

from 13 September last to 27 of that month, inclusive, at 5s. a day. 
The sheriff of Southampton for Hamo de Derworthy to pay 35s. for 7 

days, to wit from 22 September last to 28 of that month, inclusive, 

at 5s. a day. 
The sheriff of Wilts for the same Hamo to pay him 35s. for seven days, 

to wit from 28 September last to 4 October following, inclusive, at 

58. a day. 

Oct. 12. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to Edmund de Grymesby, appointed 

Westminster, with other lieges to hear and determine trespasses and excesses in that 
county, 20s. for his wages for three days, on which he was attendant upon 
the premises, to wit from 1 August last to 3 of that month, inclusive, 
at -I mark a day, to be paid of the money of the forfeited issues, fines and 
amercements adjudged before him and his fellows. By C. 



188 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 
Oct. 9. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 

Westuiinster. 



Oct. 13. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 16. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 2G. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 31. 

Langley. 



Oct. 10. 

VVestminstur. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To the collector of customs in the port of Boston, Order to pay to John 
do Foryby, the king's clerk, controller of customs in that port, what they 
shall lind to bo in arrear to him of his accustomed wages from tbe time of 
their appointment, and to pay such wages henceforth so long as they are 
collectors and John controller. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Hugh de Audele, earl of 
Gloucester, lOl. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 201. to be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Thomas 
de Batisford and John de Aspale, the late and present receivers of the 
money of the tines and amercements adjudged before Thomas Wake of 
Lydel and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses in co. Suffolk, what they shall lind them to have 
paid up to 4,000 marks to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, in 
accordance with the king's order to them and with his grant to the earl. 

ByC. 

To Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and 
Lancaster. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Isabel, late the wife 
of Robert Parvyng, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to 
Robert at his death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without 
the king's licence. 

To the sheriff' of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner of that county 
to be elected in place of Thomas de Vieleston, deceased. 

To John Aignel, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. Order not 
to intermeddle further with 50 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 1 acre of 
pasture, 8 roods of wood and 13s. 4td. rent and garden which William de 
Roos of liamelak and Margery, his wife, held of her inheritance, restoring 
the issues thereof to Margery, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that William at his death held no lands in his demesne as 
of fee in that bailiwick, but that he held the premises jointly with Margery 
of her inheritance of the manor of Preston and a certain parcel of garden 
of that manor, containing a rood of land, which land, meadow, pasture, 
wood, rent and garden are held of the king by the service of rendering 
2.S. 'd'l. to the ward of Rochester castle at Michaelmas, and the king has 
taken Margery's fealty. 

To the justiciary of Ireland and to the treasurer and barons of the ex- 
chequer, Dublin. Elizabeth de Burgo has besought the king to cause cer- 
tain of her lands, goods and chattels in Ireland to be delivered to her, as 
divers debts are exacted of her and the said lands etc. are taken into the 
king's hand by reason thereof, and she is ready to satisfy the king for all 
debts which may reasonably bo due by her: the king therefor© orders the 
justiciary and others to inspect the rolls and memoranda of their exchequer, 
and to certify him in the chancery of England of what they have found 
concerning the said debts, before Easter next, superseding in the meantime 
the demand made upon Elizabeth and delivering to her the lands, goods 

By C. 



Oct. 12. 

WoBtmiuster. 



and chattels taken into the king's hand 



To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
bo elected in place of John Lovere, who is so weak that ho cannot exorcise 
the duties of his office. 



17 EDWARD III.— Pabt 2. 



189 



1343. 

Nov. 8. 
Langley. 



Nov. 3. 
Westminster. 

Nov. 5. 
Langley. 



Membrane 15 — ennt. 

To John do Alveton, cscheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Order to 
deliver to Roger de Bello Campo the manor of Bloxham, co. Oxford, together 
with the issues thereof, as the king lately granted to him that manor, 
which John de Weston held for life with reversion to the king, and by the 
inquisition taken after John's death it is found that the manor is held in 
chief by the service of half a knight's fee, and the king has taken Roger's 
homage and has rendered the manor to him. By p.s. [15763. J 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to bo 
elected in place of Robert Fynke, who holds no lands in the county in fee, 
as the king has learned. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a ship called ' la Jnliane' 
of Roger Gest of Lemyngton, mariner, to be de-arrested without delay, with 
its tackle and rigging, and to be delivered to Roger to do his will therewith, 
as he has shown the king that by reason of an order to the sheriff under the 
privy seal containing that Roger was outlawed in that county although he 
has never been outlawed, the sheriff arrested the said ship in the port of 
Southampton, and by the certificate of the sheriff and of the coroners of 
the county, it is clear that Roger is not outlawed. By p.s. 



Aug. 30. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

To the collectors of the great custom in the port of London. Order to 
pay 180 marks 9s. Id. to Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, in full pay- 
ment of his fee for Easter term last, as the king ordered the collectors of 
the petty custom in that port to pay the earl up to the sum of 445 marks 
9s. Id. for the said term, in accordance with the king's grant to him 
on 20 September in the 13th year of the reign, of all the issues of the petty 
custom in that port to be received for the life of Henry earl of Lancaster, 
his father, and that if the money of those issues did not attain to the said 
sum of 445 marks 9s. Id. they should certify the king in chancery of 
what remained due to the earl, so that he might be satisfied therefor of the 
issues of the great custom, and the collectors of the petty custom returned 
that they paid 115 marks of the petty custom to the earl's attorney for the 
said term and that lOOZ. are in their possession which they are ready to pay 
to the earl at the king's order, and that they have no more of the said 
issues, wherefore the king ordered them to pay to the earl the said lOOZ. 
and the king wishes him to be satisfied for the remaining 180 marks 
98. Id. of the issues of the great custom. 

To Augustine Waleys and William de Clopton, late collectors of the 
petty custom in the city of London. Order as aforesaid to pay to the earl 
of Derby the lOOi. in their possession. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port 
of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to permit Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of 
Derby, or his attorney, to lade 42.^ sacks li pounds of wool in that port and 
take them to Flanders, after paying at the rate of h mark a sack for the 
custom without finding security of silver plate, as the king lately assigned 
to him the said wool in co. Lancaster of the wool granted in the 15th 
year of the reign, in part payment of his wages which were in arrear to 
him for his last passage to Britanny, to wit each sack at Qtl. ; and the 
king ordered the collectors of customs in that port to permit the earl to 
take that wool in the form aforesaid, and the earl surrendered that writ 
to chancery to be cancelled, because the collectors were amoved from their 
office before it was executed. 



190 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1343. 

Oct. 6. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 14. 

WestmiDster. 



Nov. 10. 
Langley. 



Oct. 31. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngestou upon Hull. Order 
to permit Thomas de Berewyk of Pokelyni^ton, merchant of co. York, or 
his attorneys, to lade in that port and take to the staple in Flanders, such 
of the 131 sacks, 4 stones, 158 pounds which the king ordered to he laded 
in that port of the 211 sacks 4 stones 1' pounds of the wool of co. York 
which the king sold to him, after he has paid at the rate of ^ mark a sack 
for the custom, in accordance with the king's grant to him. It shall be 
included in the passage of 200 sacks which the king reserved to himself in 
the grant of the customs and subsidy in all the ports of the realm to cer- 
tain merchants. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth and to the 
weigher and controller there. Order to go to the port of Ipswich and to 
cause all wool which they find there to be taken to the staple in Flanders, 
there to be weighed by the weigher in the presence of the controller and 
collectors, and that done the collectors shall permit the wool to be 
taken to the said staple, after 40s. a sack has been paid for the 
custom ; as although it was lately ordained by the king and his council 
that the passage of wool should be made in the ports of London, 
Southampton, Bristol, Boston, Kingston upon Hull and Newcastle upon 
Tyne and not elsewhere, yet because a quantity of wool has been taken to 
the port of Ipswich, and would not involve great costs to bring it to the port 
of Great Y''armouth, the king has granted, with the assent of the council and 
of the merchants of the realm, to whom he granted all the customs and 
subsidies of such wool, that the said wool laden to that port and afterwards 
brought there shall be weighed, and coketted in the form aforesaid and then 
taken to the said staple from the said port. By C. 



the following 



ports, to 



The like to the following for lading the wool in 
wit: — 

The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

of Loudon, for lading wool in the port of Sandwich. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne, for lading 
wool in the port of Hertilpole. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Y^'armouth. Order to 
deliver to Tidemannus de Lymbergh and John atte Wold, or to their 
attorney, 10s. on each sack, 10s. on every 300 wool-fells and 20s, on every 
last of hides laden in the port of Ipswich, by indenture, as the king granted 
that they and their fellows, merchants of Almain, should receive the said 
sums of the subsidy of wool, hides and wool-fells taken out of England to 
parts beyond the sea, beyond the custom due thereon, until they were 
satisfied for all the debts in which the king is bound to them, as fully 
appears by the indenture made with them. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer, and if thoy find that the lands and 
possession of the abbot of Savigny in Normandy, in Long Bonyngton, oo. 
Lincoln, and in divers places in cos. Norfolk and Essex, restored to the 'prior 
of Long Benyngton, were seised into the hands of Edward I and the late 
king in time of war with France, then to cause those lands with all the 
goods and chattels therein to be resumed into the king's hand without 
delay, so that answer be made to the king for the issues of the lands and 
for the goods and chattels, and also to nuike diligent enquiry as to who 
occupied the lands from the time when the lands of the alien religious wert> 
first taken into the king's hand, and to compel those occupiers to answer to 



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Membj-ane 14 — cont. 



l^ 



the king for the issues of the said lands and possessions, as the king has 
learned that the abbot of Savigny has divers lands in the said counties, 
for the issues whereof answer was made to Edward I and the late king in 
time of war with France, which lands were restored to the said prior by the 
untruthful suggestion that he is a native of Britanny. • l>y K. 



Oct. 8. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 23. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 24. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Bising. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 13. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 
account of John Billon and his fellows, appointed to levy and collect the 
131 sacks 9i stones of wool apportioned in co. Cornwall in the 16th year of 
the reign, each sack being reckoned at 100s., and further to do what 
pertains to the final issue of the account, as John and his fellows have 
shown the king that because the wool of that county is gross and weak and 
not fit for the king, with the assent of the men of the county and by an 
ordinance of the king and council, they levied 100s. in money for each of 
the said sacks, and although they are ready to render their account for the 
money so levied, the treasurer and barons refuse to receive the said money, 
but constrain them to render account for the 131 sacks 9i stones in wool, 
whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy, and the king 
does not wish them to be aggrieved, because it was ordained by the king and 
council, at the request of the men of the county, that 100s. should be 
levied for each sack for the reason aforesaid. 

Henry del Halle of Castelton, Simon le Harpere of Kirkham, Robert son 
of Cicely de Castelton and Robert son of John de Chynleye, imprisoned at 
High Peak for trespass of vert and venison in the king's forest of High 
Peak, have a writ to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this 
side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of High Peak, to 
bail them. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
pay to the prior and brethren of the order of the Preachers in that land the 
yearly fees hitherto granted to them of the king's alms, and to pay those 
fees yearly henceforth until further order. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to hear the 
complaint of R. bishop of Durham and further to do what seems just and 
reasonable upon the discharge of the bishop of a yearly ferm of 5 marks 
3s. id. for certain fees which belonged to John de Balliolo in the liberty 
of Durham, and for the arrears thereof, as the bishop has shown the king 
that although the fees, which escheated to Edward I by John's forfeiture, 
never came into the hands of the bishop or his predecessors, whereby he 
could be justly charged with the said ferm, as if he had been tenant of the 
fees, yet the treasurer and barons, pretending that the bishop ought to be 
charged with the said ferm, have directed the sheriff of York to distrain the 
bishop in his lands in that county for the said ferm and for 40 marks of 
the arrears thereof, to the damage of the bishop and of the church of St. 
Cuthbert, Durham, whereupon the bishop has besought the king to provide 
a remedy. 

To John Aignel, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. Order to 
cause John le fitz Johan, son and heir of Walter son of John, tenant in 
chief, to have seisin of all the lands of which his father was seised at his 
death in his demesne as of fee, as John has proved his age before the 
escheator and the king has taken his homage for the lands which Walter 
held in chief, and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [15731.] 



192 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1343. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 



To Thomas do Chisonhalc, esclieator in co. Southampton. Like order to 
cause John to have seisin of the said lands as ho has proved his age before 
John Aignol, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 

By the same writ. 

Oct. 20. To Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and IMiddlesex. 

Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Stebbyng and 
Wideham, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisi- 
tion taken by the escheator that Henry de Ferariis at his death held the 
said manors jointly witli Isabel his wife for themselves and their heirs, of 
the gift and grant of William Baryng, vicar of Stebbyng church, and of 
Hugh de Calk, parson of Aylmaresthorp church, and that the manors are 
held of another than the king. 

Nov. 6. To the keepers or keeper of the manor of Henle, co. Surrey. Order to 

Langley. deliver to the abbot and convent of Certeseye what is in arrear to them of the 
rent of 22.s. 8(/. out of 12 gallons [lai/enas) of honey from the time when it has 
been in the king's hand, and to pay that rent henceforth yearly so long as the 
manor remains in the king's hand, as at the suit of the abbot and convent, 
by their petition before the king and his council in the last parliament at 
Westminster, beseeching the king to order the said rent and the arrears 
thereof to be paid to them, as the manor came into the king's hand by the 
rebellion and disobedience of John de Molyns, and it is held of the abbot 
and convent by the said yearly service and by suit at the court of the abbot 
and convent of Asshe every three weeks and by the suit of all staying in the 
town of Henle at the leet of the abbot and convent of their manor of Asshe 
at St. Matthew yearly, and that the abbots and the convent have had their 
suits and services from time out of mind as of the right of the church of St. 
Peter, Certeseye, until they were seized and taken away by John, the king 
appointed John de Gaynesford, William de Northo and John de Hayton to 
take an inquisition upon the matter, and by the inquisition taken before 
John de Geynesford and William in the presence of Henry de Greystok, 
keeper of the manor of Henle, it is found that certain lands in Henle and 
Fremesworth, which are now the manor of Henle, were held of the said 
abbot and convent as of the right of their churches as of their manor 
of Asshe, by the service of 22.s. Hd. at Michaelmas, Christmas, the 
Annunciation and Midsummer and by the service of 12 gallons of 
honey at Michaelmas, to be paid yearly, and by suit at the abbot's court of 
Asshe every three weeks, and that all staying in the manor of Henle ought to 
come to the abbot's leet of Asshe at St. Matthew every year, and that John 
the present abbot and the convent and their predecessors have been seised 
of the said rents and services from time out of mind, until the manor came 
into the late king's hand, and that the abbot and convent in the late king's 
time were seised of lis. id. rent as a portion of the rent and of 12 gallons 
of honey for the rent of one year, and that the manor was in the late king's 
hand for two years, and it came into the present king's hand at the tune 
of his coronation, and he afterwards granted it to William de Clynton, earl 
of Huntyngdon, to hold for life, who held it for nine years, and the manor 
' afterwards came into the hands of John de Molyns, who held it for four 

years, and it is now in the king's hand by John's rebellion and disobedience, 
and that from the time of the king's coronation the said rent and honey 
have not been paid to the abbot and convent by the king or John, and the 
treasurer and chamberlains have certified in chancery that the muniments 
which belonged to John did not come to them from the time of the taking 
of his lands, and Nicholas de Bokeloud, the king's clerk, auditor of the 
issues of the said manor and of the lands which belonged to John and of 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



193 



i:U3. 



Nov. 8. 
Langley. 



Nov. 16. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

other lands roscrvod to the king's chamber, on being examined upon the 
premises in chancery before the king, said that he know no reason why the 
payment of the said rents should not be made to the abbot and convent in 
the form aforesaid. By p.s. and by pet. of parliament. 

To the abbot of Fourneys. Order to cause a coroner to be elected in his 
court, in his lands and fees in Fourneys, in place of Laurence de Osmund- 
relawe, deceased, in accordance with the king's grant by charter that the 
abbot should have a coroner in his said lands and fees, to be elected in his 
court, by the king's writ of chancery directed to the abbot. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to John de Sharde- 
lowe, appointed with other lieges to hear and determine divers trespasses 
and excesses in those counties, 10s. a day for his wages and those of his 
clerks, for the time when he is attendant upon the premises, to be received 
of the money of forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before 
him and his fellows, in accordance with the king's grant to him. 



Oct. 10. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to allow 50s. to Bartholomew 
de Faieto, the king's clerk, and to cause a tally thereof to be levied at the 
exchequer under the name of Reymond Segwyn, the king's Serjeant, and 
to be delivered to Bartholomew, as he has besought the king by his petition 
before the king and council to cause 50s. in which he is bound to the king 
for the custom of 25 tuns of wine brought by him to England to be allowed 
to him in part payment of divers sums due to him for wages and expenses 
for the time when he was in the king's service, in going to the king in 
England from the duchy of Aquitaine by the order of the late seneschal 
there, as may appear by certain bills under the seal of the constable of 
Bordeaux in his possession, as he asserts. 

To William de Felton, escheator in co. Northumberland. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Great Babynton and with ten 
messuages, 130 acres of land in the manor of Styford, restoring the issues 
thereof to Isabel late the wife of Robert Parvyng, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death held jointly 
with Isabel the said manor of the gift and grant of Annora, late the wife 
of John de Lancastre, and the messuages and land of the gift and grant of 
John de Lancastre to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the 
messuages and land are held of the king by the fortieth part of a knight's 
fee and of rendering id. yearly at the ward of the castle of Newcastle upon 
Tyne, and to cornage id., and the manor of Babyngton is held of another 
than the king, and the king has taken the fealty of Isabel. 

To Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and 
Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Bochardby, 
a messuage in Carlisle, and a messuage, a mill and 10 acres of land in the 
suburb of Carlisle and Caldecotes, restoring the issues thereof to Isabel 
late the wife of Robert Parvyng, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Robert and Isabel jointly held the said manor, 
messuages, mill and land by a fine levied thereon in the king's court by his 
licence, and that the manor is held of the king by the service of Gs. 2c^. 
yearly to cornage, the messuage in Carlisle by husyabulum, and that the 
messuage, mill and land in the suburb of Carlisle are held of others than 
the king, and the king has taken Isabel's fealty. 

3058 N 



194 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Nov. 8. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 31. 

Eising. 



Nov. 12. 
Langley. 



Nov. 12. 

Langley. 



Nov. 15. 
Langley. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To Thomag de Melchebourn and his fellows, to •whom the king granted 
all the customs in the realm, or to those who supply their places in the 
port of London. Order to pay to Augustine le Waleys and William de 
Clopton, whom the king appointed to levy and collect the petty custom in 
the port of that city and in all places on cither side of the Thames to 
Gravescndc, for life, so that they should answer for the money thereof to 
the king, their wages of 20Z. yearly of the issues of those customs so long 
as they remain in the hands of Thomas and his fellows, who granted that 
Augustine and William should collect and receive the petty custom in 
accordance with the said grant, as William de Melchebourn, one of their 
fellows, has certified in chancery, and by the certificate of the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer sent into chancery, it appears that 20Z. yearly were 
allowed to John do Pulteneye and John de Aspale, late collectors of the 
petty custom in that port, for their wages in the said office. By p.s. 

To the abbot of Malmesbury. Order to pay those 250Z. which he is bound 
to pay to the king at the present feast of All Saints of the 500Z. by which 
he made fine with the king for having pardon for certain trespasses and 
other excesses, to John de Flete, the king's clerk, keeper of the king's jewels 
and other things in the Tower of London. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in his account, for what he 
shall be found to have reasonably expended in sacking, packing and carry- 
ing the wool of those counties ; as the king ordered the sheriff' to cause the 
wool of those counties to be sacked and packed when he had received it from 
the receiver of wool there, and to be carried to the ports of lading and to 
bear the other necessary costs, and on learning that the assessors and col- 
lectors of that wool had delivered the wool collected and sacked by them to 
the said receivers, the king ordered the latter to receive that wool if it should 
be of reasonable weight, and on 16 September in the 15th year of the reign 
the king ordered the sheriff to view any of the said wool delivered to the 
receivers not packed or sacked and to undertake the necessary cost of 
the sacking, packing and carriage thereof. By C. 

To the same. Order to account with the sheriff' of Norfolk and to cause 
allowance to be made to him for what they shall find him to have expended 
in buying canvas for 100 sacks of wool of that county and the sacking, 
packing and carriage of the same to the port of Lenne, as in aid of the 
release of Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, and of certain other lieges 
who were bond with him for debts due by the king to divers men in parts 
beyond the sea, the king assigned to the earl 400 sacks of wool granted in 
parliament in the 15th year of the reign, to wit : 100 sacks of co. York, 100 
sacks in the parts of Lindesey and Kostevon, co. Lincoln, 100 sacks in cos. 
Southampton and Wilts, and 100 sacks in co. Norfolk, to be received by 
the hands of the receivers of wool in those counties and parts, and the king, 
wishing to hasten the sending of that wool, ordered the sheriff" of Norfolk 
on 16 July in the 15th year of the reign to buy without delay sufficient 
canvas for sacking and packing the 100 sacks and to cause it to be delivered 
to the takers of wool in that county, and to find carriage and other neces- 
saries for taking that wool to the said port. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
William marquis of Juliors, or to William Muchet and Tilemannus do 
Werda, his attorneys, 300/. for Easter term next, in accordance with tho 
king's grant to him of 1,000^, GOO/, in that port and 400Z. at the exchequer, 
to bo received yearly. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



195 



1343. 

Nov. 15. 
Langley. 



Nov. 15. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 16. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 5. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To Ralph de Novyll, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Ingelwode. Order to deliver the laund of 
Brathwayt, in the forest of Ingelwod, to the heirs of Robert Parving if he 
find by inquisition or otherwise that three enclosures in that forest or any 
part thereof are the said laund, as the king granted the laund to Robert for 
rendering 8 marks yearly, to wit 6 marks as the justices of the Forest 
beyond Trent used to pay for the said laund and the cover of Middescogh 
and 2 marks of increment, and afterwards on its being found by inquisition 
taken after Robert's death of the lands which belonged to him, by Hugh 
de Moriceby, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancaster, 
that Robert was seised in his demesne as of fee of three enclosures 
in Ingelwod forest and of other lands in that bailiwick which are held 
of the king by divers services, and that Emma late the wife of John de 
Scaleby and Joan her sister, whom John Pacok married, are kinswomen and 
next heirs of Robert, the king gave respite to Emma, John and Joan for 
their homage for the life of Emma and Joan, and rendered the said lands to 
Emma, John and Joan. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Richard 
de Galeweye, Richard Scot, Thomas Flemyng and John Longebak, of 
Durham, to be assigned to collect and levy wool and the ninth in the town 
of Newcastle upon Tyne, by letters patent under the exchequer seal, as the 
king is informed that no answer has yet been made to him for the wool of 
that town of the 30,000 sacks granted in the 15th year of the reign or 
for the ninth previously granted. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to induct William de Kelleseye, the 
king's clerk, into possession of the king s free chapel of St. Werburgh 
without Bath, void and pertaining to the king's donation, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him, as it was afterwards considered by process 
thereupon before the king in chancery against the prior of Bath, who had 
possession of the chapel, it was said, that the possession of the chapel 
should be delivered to William, in accordance with the king's grant, as is 
fully contained in the record and process held in chancery thereupon. 

To John de Shardelowe and his fellows, justices appointed to enquire 
concerning false money, of wool and wool-fells not coketted or customed 
and of divers other trespasses and excesses in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, and 
to hear and determine those and other things contained in the letters 
patent granted to them. Order to cause all the extracts of forfeited issues, 
of fines and amercements adjudicated before them in their session, and of 
acts and judgments, to be transcribed and the transcripts thereof to be 
delivered without delay to the sheriff of those counties, so that he may 
receive them, levy the money and cause answer therefor to be made to the 
king without delay. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to receive the said trans- 
cripts from John de Shardelowe and his fellows, and cause the money 
arising therefrom to be levied without delay, keeping it for the king's use 
until further order. 

To John de Shardelowe. Order to send to the king in chancery with this 
writ, all the records and processes held before him and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. 
Suffolk, and also all indictments and other memoranda touching the 
sessions of himself and his fellows in that county. By C. 



19G 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Dec. 1. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12 — cant. 

To John de Shardelowo and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
detormino divers trespasses and excesses in co. Suifollc. Order to supersede 
the processes begun before them in their sessions in that county until 
further order. By C. 



Nov. 23. 
Westminster, 



Nov. 18. 

V/estminster. 



Nov. 26. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 24. 
Westminster. 



Membrane ll. 

To Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in co. Cumberland. Order to deliver to 
Margaret late the wife of John de Weston the manor of Melmorby and the 
advowson of the church of the manor, together with the issues thereof, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert 
Parvyng at his death held the said manor and advowson for life with 
remainder to Margaret and the heirs of her body by a fine levied in the 
king's court by his licence, and that the manor is held in chief by the 
service of paying 13s. -id. yearly to cornage and by the service of 4s. 4d. 
yearly for the future of the baililfs, and the king has taken Margaret's 
homage. By p.s. [15778.] 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay wages to John de la 
Rokelo, John de Berneye and Robert Clare, whom the king lately appointed 
with John de Shardelowe to be justices to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses committed in those counties, 5s. a day each for 
their wages, for the time that they are attendant upon the premises, of 
the money of the forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before 
them, in accordance with the king's grant to them. 

To Robert de Dalton, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place there. Order to permit Nicholas fitz Pieres of Flanders 
to go out of prison whither he wishes, as the king ordered Robert to certify 
him concerning the taking of Nicholas, and John de Wynnewyk supplying 
the constable's place, certified that Nicholas was delivered to him by 
Lambert de Alta Petra, the king's sergeant at arms, by order of the 
treasurer, to be imprisoned in the Tower until further order, and the king 
of his favour is unwilling that Nicholas should be further detained. 

By K. & C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to inspect the rolls and mouiorauda of Salmon de Roff[aj and his 
fellows, justices in eyre, and if they find that Edward I recovered "Is. against 
the abbot of Glastonbury and that no other 2s. were recovered against the 
abbot in that eyre, then to supersede the exaction made by the sheriff of 
Somerset on the abbot or his men for the 2s. and to discharge of the sheriff, 
the abbot and convent and their men thereof, restoring to the abbot any- 
thing which has boon levied by the sheriff, as Edward I on 1 August in the 
9th year of his reign granted that the said abbot and convent should be 
quit of 2s. yearly arising from the 111. 8s. yearly which remained to them 
by the composition made between them and Robert, then bishop of Bath 
and Wells, which 2s. with the liberties and customs pertaining thereto the 
said king recovered against the abbot before the justices then last in oyro, 
in CO. Somerset, and now the king has learned from the plaint of the 
present abbot that the treasurer, barons and chambt^rlains cause the 2s. to 
be exacted of him, because in the n^ls or extracts of Sjilomou ivud his 
follows, containing that the sheriff' of Somerset ought to recover 2s. of the 
rent of the abbot's men of Melles, of the sheriff's tourn, which the said king 
recovered against the abbot in that eyro, there was no mention of the afore- 
said composition. 



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197 



1343. 

Dec. 1. 

Westminster 



Nov. 26. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 16. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 25. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To the keeper of the king's free chapel of Hastyngea or to the deans or 
keepers thereof. Order to permit the abbot of Ixobertsbridge to have a vicar 
by reason of the prebend of Salhurst in that chapel as other prebendaries 
and canons have had there, and to permit the said vicar to receive all the 
emoluments, profits, and other things pertaining to the vicarship, as the 
king granted that the abbot and convent of Robertsbridge might appro- 
priate the said prebend to their own uses, and that the abbots should be 
canons of the said chapel and be admitted by the dean or keeper and chapter 
of the chapel as brothers thereof, and should have a stall in the choir and 
a place in the chapter as is customary, and the king ordered the keeper and 
chapter of the chapel so to admit the abbot ; and afterwards, because the 
abbot and convent were much aggrieved by reason of a collation of the king 
to the said prebend, and of a writ of quare impedit pending thereupon before 
the justices of the Bench, against the things which were alleged for the 
king in the plea, that no mention was made in the king's letters concerning 
the acquisition of the advowson of the prebend and of two carucates of land 
in which the body of the prebend consists or that the advowson of the pre- 
bend which is in the said free chapel and which cannot be held of another 
than the king, he pardoned them all manner of trespasses committed in 
acquiring, entering, and occupying the prebend without licence of the king 
or his father and granted that they should have the said land and advowson, 
if they are held of the king, and also that they should have a vicar in the 
said chapel by reason of the prebend as other prebendaries and canons have 
hitherto had, and that the vicar should receive all emoluments and profits. 
Erat patens. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 
that castle, the houses, ponds and paling of the park there, the walls of the 
garden there and the defects of the king's manor and park of Kenyngton, 
to be repaired where necessary by the view and testimony of the viewers of 
the king's works there, up to the sum of 40 marks. 

To the same. Order to pay the arrears of the following wages from the 
time of his appointment, and to pay the said wages henceforth, to wit : the 
janitor of each gate of the castle, receiving M. daily ; Thomas le Rotour, 
one of the viewers of the king's works, receiving 2d. daily; John de 
Wyndesore, gardener of the king's garden without the castle, receiving 
2^o!. daily ; four watchmen of the castle, each receiving 2d. daily, and Ralph 
de la More, clerk of the works in the castle, receiving 2d. daily. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to John Aygnel, late sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham and 
approver there, in his account, of such wages as have been allowed to other 
sheriffs and approvers there. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon Edward do 
Sancto Johanne for rendering his account, as the king lately committed to 
him the custody of the park of Worldeham near the forest of Wolmere, taken 
into the king's hand by the order of the keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent for default of enclosure, so that he should answer for the issues 
thereof at the exchequer, and although the king's hand was amoved from the 
park and the keeper also before Edward had received any profit therefrom, 
as the king has learned by trustworthy testimony, yet Edmund is distrained 
by summons of the exchequer to render his account for the issues of the 
park, wherepon he has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

By p.s. [15791.] 



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-1040 Membrane 11 — cont. 

Nov. 28. To the shoriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Wostminstei be elected in phice of William do Waryn of Leicester, who is so sick that 
he cannot travail to exercise the duties of the olHce. 



Nov. 18. 
Westminster"! 



Nov. 22. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

Oct. 14. To the shoriflf of Southampton. Order to pay to Thomas Hoppegras, 

Westminster, whom William Trussel and his fellows, appointed to continue the 
processes begun before Eobert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, deputed 
to prosecute the king's affairs before them, and to whom the king granted 
40(/. for every day that he should be attendant upon the premises, 40s. for his 
expenses for twelve days, to wit from 16 September last to 27 of that 
month, inclusive, when he was engaged upon the premises, of the money of 
the forfeited issues, fines and and amercements adjudged before William 
and his fellows. By C. 

To the sheriif of Wilts. Like order to pay to Thomas Hoppegras 2 marks 
for his expenses for eight days, to wit from 28 September last to 5 October 
following, inclusive. By C. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to pay to William de Thorp, whom the 
king lately appointed with other lieges to be justices to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses in that county, 5.s. a day for the time that he 
is attendant upon the premises, of the money of the forfeited issues, fines 
and amercements adjudged before him and his fellows, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Bristol. Order to permit Everard le Frenshe of Bristol to lade 120 sacks 
of wool in that port and take them to the city of Bordeaux, after receiving 
security that he will not take them elsewhere, and after the customs and 
subsidies thereon have been paid, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him with the assent of William de Melchebourn, attorney of certain 
merchants of England, to whom the king granted the customs and subsi- 
dies in all the ports of the realm up to a certain time, although it was 
agreed in the last parliament, held at Westminster, that all masters of ships 
carrying wool from England to parts beyond the sea should find security 
by indenture made with the collector of customs in the ports of lading that 
the ships should go with the wool to the port nearest where the staple is 
held. By C. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Richard Flemyng, who has no lands in the county 
and is so broken by age that he cannot exercise the duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause John de Rothyngg to have 
seisin of 26 acres, 8 roods of laud, and 2 acres of meadow in Skernyngg, 
which Simon le Doo, chaplain, hold, who was outlawed for felony, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said land lUid 
meadow have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that Simon 
hold them of John and that Edward do Cretyng, eschoator in that county 
had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the 
king. 

Nov. 26. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Westminster, be elected in place of Oscelinus do Whynbergh, deceased. 



Nov. 26. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 27. 
Westminster. 



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199 



1343. 
Dec. 1. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 1. 

Ditton. 



Dec. 1. 

Ditton. 



Dec. 10. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 8. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 12. 

Weatminater. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to Alvered do Monto Acuto, 
clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hand 
upon the crime of the homicide of Henry son of Robert son of Peter de 
Magna Lymbergia at Seuerby, whereof he was indicted before Nicholas de 
Cantilupo and his fellows, justices of gaol delivery at Lincoln, as he has 
purged his innocence before the bishop of Lincoln, to whom ho was delivered 
by the justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive the 
accounts of the merchants of the Bardi and Peruzzi for wool, money, jewels 
and other things received by them for the first year of the late king's reign 
up to a certain day now past, with the writs, warrants, rolls of the particu- 
lars and all other things touching them, from Robert de Wodehous and his 
fellows, appointed to order those accounts, and after having viewed and 
examined the accounts, charges and allowances, to discharge the merchants 
of the money, jewels, etc. allowed in the accounts, and further to proceed to 
the final issue of the accounts in accordance with the law and custom of the 
exchequer, saving to the king and council the discussion of claims which 
the merchants have laid in the said accounts before the auditors, as the king 
has ordered Robert and his fellows, by writ under the great seal, to bring 
the said accounts with the writ, etc. before the treasurer and barons, and to 
deliver them to them. By C. 

To Robert de Wodehous, archdeacon of Richemand, and his fellows, 
appointed to hear and determine the said accounts of the merchants of the 
societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi. Mandate in pursuance. By C. 

To William de Felton, John de Duxfeld, John de Duresme, Robert de 
HaliweU, Adam de Walton and John de Haukeston, the king's serjeant 
at arms. Order to be attendant upon the collection and levying of the 
IB^ sacks, 2 stones, 3| pounds of wool apportioned to the town of Newcastle 
upon Tyne of the 20,000 sacks granted for the 15th year of the reign, and 
of the 36^ sacks, 4 stones, 5| pounds of wool apportioned for the following 
year, without awaiting the presence of Robert de Shilvyngton, with whom 
the king appointed them to do this, as Robert is now appointed one of the 
collectors of the custom and subsidy in the port of that town, and is occupied 
with that oflSce and with divers other affairs of the king, so that he cannot 
be attendant upon the levying and collecting of that wool. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay lO.s. and 6s. 8d. a day 
respectively to John de Stonore and Roger Hillary, whom the king has 
appointed with other lieges to be justices to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses in that county, for their wages for every day that 
they are attendant upon the premises, to be received of the money of the 
forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before them and their 
fellows, in accordance with the king's grant to them. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland for the present or the future. Writ of aid 
in favour of Master Thomas de Goldyngton, master of the hospital of 
St. Nicholas without Carlisle, in receiving a thrave of sheaves for the 
maintenance of the poor and other works of piety in the hospital, from every 
carucate of land in the county of Carlisle, as his predecessors have done from 
time out of mind, as he is newly impeded in the collection thereof by several 
men of the county. Et erat patens. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham for the present or the future. Order to 
pay to John Wodecok what is in arrear to him from 30 May in the 15th 
year of the reign of his wages of 2<l. daily and to pay the said wages to him 



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1343. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

henceforth for life, in accordanco with the king's grant to him on the said 
80 May, for his good service to the hxte king and himself of %i., to be 
received daily for life of the issues of that county. Et erat i>atens. 

The following have like writs, to wit': — 
Hugh Cok. 
John de La Saucerie. 
John Russel. 
Richard de Leycestr[ia]. 

To the same. Like order, ' ))iutatit> mutandis,' to pay such wages to 
Benedict de Walyngford, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
25 June in the llth year of the reign. Et erat patens 

To the sheriff" of Buckingham. Order to cause Robert de Craunford to 
have seisin of a messuage and 10 acres of land in Dodereshull, which John 
Vigerous of Dodereshull held, who was outlawed for felony, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said messuage and 
land have been in his hand for a year and a day, that John held them of 
Robert, who had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer 
therefor to the king. 

Dec. 15. To the sheriif of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of John de Soturtone, who is insufficiently qualified. 



])cc. 1-1. 

Norwich, 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Nov. IG. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 9. 

To the abbot of Cirencester. Order to pay those 300Z. by which he made 
fine with the king for a charter of the town of Cirencester and for certain 
other things contained in the charter to Henry de Lancastr[ia] , earl of 
Derby, in part payment of certain sums in which the king is bound to him. 

To Augustine le Waleys and William de Cloptoo, collectors of the new cus- 
tom in the port of London. Order to pay to Thomas de Melchebourn and his 
fellows, merchants of England, all the issues of the said new custom in that 
port from Midsummer last, in accordance with the king's grant to them of 
all the customs, both great and petty, and of all the subsidies due in the 
realm, except the prise and custom of wine, to be received from the said 
feast until Michaelmas following and from that feast to the end of three 
years, as is fully contained in the indenture made with them. 

To William Trussel and his fellows, justices appointed to continue the 
processes begun before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Southampton. 
Order to cause all the extracts of forfeited issues, fines and amercements 
judged before Robert and his fellows and before themselves to be sent to 
the exchequer upon sight of these presents, to be delivered to the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer, so that they may be able to levy the said fines, 
etc., as has been fully enjoined upon them, as for certain causes the king 
wishes those fines to be levied with speed. By K. and C 

To Thomas de Astele. Order to cause all the contracts of forfeited 
issues, fines and amercements adjudged before him and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in cos. War- 
wick and Leicester, to be sent to the exchequer without delay to be de- 
livered to the treasurer and barous there, so that they may bo able to 
answer to the king therefor. By K. and 0. 



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201 



1343. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 24. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 

Dec. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

A like writ is sent to Richard Talbot for such extracts of forfeited issues, 
etc. adjudged before him and his follows, justices in cos. Gloucester, Wor- 
cester and Hereford. 

To Nicholas de Langeford, escheator in cos. Nottingham and Derby. 
Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Gonaldston, co. 
Nottingham, restoring the issues thereof to Margaret late the wife of Thomas 
son of Roger Beler, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Thomas at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in 
chief in that bailiwick, but that he held the said manor jointly with Mar- 
garet by a fine levied in the late king's court, and that the manor is held 
in chief as of the honour of Peverel by the service of a moiety of a knight's 
fee, and the king has taken Margaret's fealty. 

To Reymund Segwyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of London. Order to deliver to William de Stokton, vicar of 
St. Paul's church, London, a tun of wine of the vintage of the present 
season, in accordance with the king's grant to him of two tuns of wine to 
be received yearly, to wit one of the vintage between Michaelmas and 
Christmas and the other of the wines of * reek' between Christmas and 
Easter, to be received in the said port for life by the hands of the chief 
butler. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Lound, who is so broken by age and weak that 
he cannot exercise the duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to restore to John son of John de 
Stormesworth, clerk, his lands which were taken into the king's hands on 
his being indicted before Geoffrey Lescrop and Richard de Wylughby, late 
justices of gaol delivery at Northampton, upon the crime of burglary of the 
house of Ellen Phelip of Nassyngton, and of the robbery of her goods and 
chattels to the value of 20s., at Nassyngton, as he has purged his innocence 
before Henry late bishop of Lincoln, diocesan of the place, to whom he 
was delivered by the justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, 
as Thomas the present bishop of Lincoln has certified to the king by his 
letters patent. 

To John de Hundon, escheator in cos. Lincoln and Rutland. Order to 
fulfil his office in taking the manor of Birthorp, so that the execution of 
his office be not delayed by frivolous delays, informing the king in chancery 
without delay of what he does in the matter, as the king has learned that 
several tenants of the inheritance of Henry son and heir of John de Bello 
Monte, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, who held in 
Burthorp in that bailiwick of the said inheritance for life with reversion to 
the heir, has alienated divers of such lands in fee, to the disinheritance of 
the heir, wherefore the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon 
the matter, by which it is found that Henry de Bello Monte, grandfather 
of Henry son and heir of John de Bello Monte, grandfather of Henry son 
and heir of John de Bello Monte, the said ward, was seised of the manor of 
Byrthorj) in his demesne as of fee ; and he demised it to Thomas de Grey, 
knight, to hold for life, and Thomas held the manor peacefully until Roger 
de Birthorp intruded therein with the assent of Thomas, and that Roger 
alienated the manor in fee to William de Baiocis, knight, and Robert Frost, 
chaplain, a year ago, and that the manor is a member of the manor of 
Folkyngham, which with its members, fees and advowsons is held in chief 
by the service of a barony, and the escheator has not taken the manor into 
the king's hands by reason of his office, wherefore he ought to be repri- 
manded as remiss and negligent. 



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1343. 
Doc. 10. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 5. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 2G. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
Gilbert Pypot, the king's tlotchor in that castle, what is in arrear to him 
of his customary wages from the time of the constable's appointment, and 
to pay him such wages henceforth and the other things which are necessary 
for his oflice. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to resume into the king's hand the 
bailiwick of the hundred of Oseweldeslowe in that county and deliver it to 
Thomas de Somery of Bishampton, as Thomas late bishop of Worcester, by 
his letters patent which brother Wulstan, then prior of the cathedral church 
Worcester, and the chapter of that place afterwards confirmed, granted 
that bailwick to Thomas to hold for life, doing to the bishops what others 
have done who have held it, and the king confirmed the said grant, and 
the said bailiwick has been seised into the king's hand by reason of a 
return made by Henry de Bradeford, under-bailiff of Thomas, before 
William de Clynton, earl of Huntyndon, and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses committed by the 
king's ministers and others in that county, made untruly it is said, whereof 
Henry is convicted before the justices at the king's suit, and afterwards 
delivered to the said Wolstan, now the bishop, asserting that Thomas held 
the said bailiwick at the bishop's will and the bishop possessed a right in the 
same by a fine which he made for the said trespass, and now Thomas has 
besought the king to order the bailiwick to be restored to him, as it was 
taken into the king's hands for the trespass in the name of distraint only 
and for no other cause, by making a fine for the said trespass. 

By a fine of 40*. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the men of the town of St. Edmunds for 26i. 14s. for 
the ninth and fifteenth granted in the 14th year of the reign, touching 
them for their moveables in co. Suffolk, until the morrow of Hilary next, 
as they lent the king 100 marks in aid of the payment of certain great 
sums, which the king needed for the expedition of the war in parts beyond 
the seas, by the hand of Robert de Sadyngton, then the treasurer, and the 
king, wishing them to be satisfied for the said 100 marks, on 23 May in the 
14th year of the reign granted that they should be allowed to them in the 
biennial subsidy granted by the community of the realm in the then last 
parliament. By C. 

To William Lengleis, keeper of the manor of Brustwyk in Holdernesse, 
or to him who supplies his place. Whereas the king has learned that a 
certain mill and a house in which was the common oven of the town of 
Hedon, which is member of that manor, and also the said oven, from which, 
with the mill, the king and his predecessors have been wont to draw great 
profits before these times, are now fallen and ruinous for lack of good custody, 
the king orders William, if this is so, to cause another mill and another 
house for such oven to be built without delay in the place where they 
formerly stood or in another suitable place in the town by the advice of 
Nicholas de Bokelond, the king's clerk, warning all bakers and brewers of 
that town that they shall cause their corn to be ground at the said mill and 
baked in the said oven, at their peril. 



Membrane 8. 

Oct. 18. To John Mauduyt, eacheator in co. Wilts. Order to cause Thomas de 

Westminster. Bolynton and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of William son of William 

de Jarpenvyll, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lauds whor^-of 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



203 



1343. 



Nov. 8. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 4. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

William was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as she has proved 
her age before Henry Gemot, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middle- 
sex, and the king has taken the fealty of Thomas for all the said lands 
and has rendered them to Thomas and Joan. 

To Thomas de Swynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Staflford. Order 
not to intermeddle further with a moiety of the township of Lodolowe, co. 
Salop, the manor of Stoko upon Tyrne in the same county and the hamlet 
of Wetton, CO. Stafford, restoring the issues thereof to Isabel late the wife 
of Henry de Ferariis, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Henry at his death held the said moiety, manor and hamlet 
for life of the inheritance of Isabel, the hamlet being parcel of the manor 
of Alveton, which is held in chief by the service of a knight's fee, the manor 
of Stoke being held in chief by the service of a knight's fee, and the moiety 
being held in chief by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Walter Whithors, the king's 
yeoman, his wages from Ash Wednesday last for life, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him on that day of the bailiwick of the water of Fosse 
in the city of York, to hold for life, receiving therein such wages as Hugh 
Treganon, deceased, who held the said bailiwick by the king's grant, used 
to receive ; as, although the letters patent were of a later date, the king 
wishes Walter to receive his wages from the said Ash Wednesday. 

Byp.s. [15679.] 

To Henry Gernet, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. 
Order not to intermeddle further with certain tenements called ' Merkes- 
hall ' in Great Donmawe, restoring the issues thereof, after he has taken 
the fealty of Elizabeth de Burgo, lady of Clare, and of Isabel late the 
wife of Henry de Ferar[iis], as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Henry held the said tenements at his death jointly with 
Elizabeth and Isabel, for themselves and the heirs of Henry's body, of the 
gift and grant of Robert de Merk, son of Eobert de Merk, knight, and that 
the tenements are held in chief as of the honour of Boulogne, by the service 
of a fourth part of a knight's fee. 

To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to 
amove the king's hand from 40s. rent of Giles atte Ware and Edmund de 
Coventre in Blethynglegh, and not to intermeddle further therewith, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king ordered the escheator to certify him 
in chancery concerning the taking of that rent into the king's hand, and 
the escheator returned that he had so taken it because he had learned by 
trustworthy testimony that Giles had acquired 2 marks thereof in fee of 
John de Gaysham and Edmund had so acquired 1 mark thereof of Alice 
daughter and one of the heirs of John, who held the entire rent of the prior 
of Rochester, who held it in chief, without the king's licence, and sub- 
sequently at the suit of Giles and Edmund showing the king that the rent 
is held of the prior, who holds it of another than the king, and beseeching 
the king to order his hand to be amoved therefrom, the king ordered the 
escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, and although it was found 
by the inquisition that the said rent is held of the prior and not of the king, 
and that the prior holds it of the heirs of Walter Daberon of Blethynglegh 
by the service of \d. yearly, yet because the king was afterwards informed 
that the rent is held in chief and not of the prior or any other, he again 
ordered the escheator to go to the tenement whence the rent arises and 
take another inquisition upon the matter and all circumstances touching the 
same, and now it is found by the second inquisition that the said rent is not 



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1343. 



Nov. 7. 
Langley. 



Nov. U. 
Langley. 



Nov. 16. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

hold of tho king but of the prior by the said service of 1(/. yearly and that 
the prior holds it of tho saiil heirs by tho same service, and that it has 
nover been held of tho king or of any other excopt the said heirs, and that 
Walter and his heirs held the said rent of co. Gloucester as of the manor 
of Blechynlegh from time out of mind, and that tho prior acquired the rent 
of Walter long before tho publication of the statute of mortmain. 

To Thomas Crosse, clerk of the groat wardrobe. Order to cause Robert 
do Sadyndon, the chancellor, to have what is in arrear to him of his fee of 
wax, which ho ought to receive of the king by reason of his otlice, from 
5 October last, when ho began to hold the household of chancery, and to 
pay him that fee henceforth so long as he is chancellor. 

The like, 'mutatis mutandis,' to Eeymund Segwyn, the king's butler, for 
the fee of wine. 

To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to 
amove the king's hand from a messuage and 36 acres of land in Ikelesham, 
until judgment upon the following afl'air has been determined, or until 
further order, delivering the issues thereof to John Glynde, parson of the 
church of St. Thomas, Wynchelse, as on its being found by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John son and heir of Thomas de Lyndehirst, was an 
idiot from the time of his birth and that he alienated the said messuage and 
land, which he held of his inheritance, after his father's death, to John 
Glynde, the king ordered the escheator to make known to John Glynde that 
he should be in chancery on a certain day now past, to show cause why the 
messuages and land should not be taken into the king's hand together with 
the other lands of the said inheritance by reason of the idiotcy of the heir ; 
and John Glynde appearing in chancery asserted that the said heir was not 
an idiot from his birth and that at the time of the alienation of the messuage 
and land he was of sound mind, and for this he placed himself upon the 
country, by which the king sent the record and process thereupon to William 
Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, to be 
finally discussed there ; and now the king has learned that the escheator 
has taken the messuage and land into the king's hand upon the colour of 
an order so to take all the lands which are of the inheritance of John son 
of Thomas, by reason of his idiotcy, whereupon John Glynde has besought 
the king to provide a remedy. 

To the sheriflf of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Richard de Kynebelle, who is so sick and broken by 
age that he cannot exercise the duties of the olfice. 

To the bailiffs of Sandwich for the present or the future. Order to pay 
to William de Clyuton. earl of Huntyngdon, what is in arrear to him of 50/. 
yearly and to pay him the said 60/. yearly henceforth of the issues of that 
town as the king created William earl of Huntyngdon, and to maintain 
that honour granted to him with the assent of parliament 50/. of the ferm 
of that town and 38/. 6s. 8t/. of the form and issues of cos. Cambridge and 
Huntyngdon and 59/. 10s. of the ferm and issues of co. Kent and 10/. of 
the ferm or issues of seven hundreds in co. Kent, to be received yearly for 
himself and tho heirs male of his body, and the king ordered tho baihffij to 
pay to tho earl, or to his attorney, the said 50/. yeiurly of the form of that 
town, in accordance with the said grant ; but now answer is only made to tho 
king for the issues of the said town and not for a certain ferm. 

I'Jt erat patens. 



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i^^j^q Membrane 8 — cont. 

Nov. 10. To the shoriff of Kent. Order to attach all those whom ho finds lodj^ed 

Westminster, jq tjj.j,j; bailiwick taking victuals of the men of the county contrary to their 
will and to keep them safely, causing their horses to bo taken to the king's 
household and delivered to William de Edyngton, treasurer of the wardrobe, 
to be kept until further order, as the king has learned that several men of 
the household and elsewhere lodge themselves with their horses and grooms 
in divers places iq that county, under colour of liveries to them by the 
marshal of the king's household, as they assort, and take corn, hay and 
other victuals from the men of the county contrary to their will and to the 
form of the ordinance concerning the household made by the king and his 
council. By K. and C. 

Nov. 20. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to be elected in place of John Fraunceys of Bristol, the elder, who has lost 
his eyesight, so that he cannot exercise the duties of the ofBce. 



Dec. 22. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 28. 
Westminster. 



1344. 

Jan. 12. 

Westminster. 



•Tan. 15. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to permit John Bole, burgess and 
merchant of Bruges in Flanders, or his attorney, to take 1,000 quarters of 
wheat from the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to Flanders, after taking his 
oath and security that he will not take them elsewhere and will bring back 
letters patent of the lords, captains or presidents of the places where the 
wheat is unloaded, testifying to the unlading, as ho has bought 1,000 
quarters of wheat in the realm for the purpose of trading, and has laded 
200 quarters thereof in a ship of Peter Bygot in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull, to be taken thence to Flanders. By C 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver 
7 sarplars of wool to Bernard Pouche and Kichard atte Ware, without delay, 
if they shall find security to answer the king for that wool or the price 
thereof if it ought to pertain to him, certifying the king in chancery of that 
security, as it was found by inquisition taken by William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntyngdon, sometime constable of the said castle and warden of the said 
ports, that the said 7 sarplars of Bernard and Richard had been arrested by 
Saier Lorymer, appointed to arrest wool not coketted or customed crossing to 
parts beyond the sea, in the port of the town of Faversham, when ordained 
to be taken to the city of London to do the pleasure of Bernard and Richard 
there and not to parts beyond, wherefore Bernard and Richard have besought 
the king to order the said sarplars to be dearrested and delivered to them, and 
the king has ordered Saier to be before him in chancery on the morrow 
of Hilary next, to inform the king and council why the wool should not be 
dearrested and delivered to Bernard and Richard, and further to do what 
shall be ordained by the king and his council. 

Walter Wodeward of Bygodeswod, imprisoned at Somerton for trespass 
of vert in the forest of Selewode, has a writ to William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntyngdon, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies 
his place in Selewode forest, to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay to John duke of Brabant what is in arrear to him of his 
foe of \J){)()1. by reason of his homage to the king, or to give him a compe- 
tent assignment therefor. By C. 

[Fcedera.] 



206 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1344. 
Jan. 16. 

Windsor. 



Jean. 20. 

Windsor. 



* Membrane 7 — cont. 

To tho colloctors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to pay to Thomas de Colloye, or to ALm de Upsale, his attorney, what is in 
arrcar to him of his wages, as the king committed to him the office of con- 
troller of the custom of wine, wool, hides and wool-fells and of tho custom 
of 3(/. a pound and other small customs and prests due in that port, to hold 
during good conduct, receiving the customary wages. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to Richard de Armeston 
what is in arrear to him of 6'/. daily from tho time of the sheriff's appoint- 
ment, and to pay the said 6*/. daily henceforth in accordance with the 
king's grant to him of Qd. to be received daily for life of the issues of that 
county in aid of his maintenance, because of his good service in Ireland, 
where he lost an eye and had his tongue cut out, as the king has learned 
by trustworthy testimony. 



1343. 

Dec. 8. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 19. 

Ditton. 



April 3. 

Langley. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Writ of aid in favour of the citizens of Norwich 
in levying the portions assessed upon certain citizens, as shall be found by 
the testimony of the citizens and of the mayor and bailiffs of the city and 
in compelling those men to pay the said portions, as the citizens have 
besought the king to order this to be done, as they have expended great sums 
of money on the enclosure of the city, not without great depression of their 
estate, and have received a great part of that sum of Richard Spynk, a fellow 
citizen, and some rich men of the city, who were assessed at certain portions 
of that sum, have withdrawn, the portions not being paid, and dwell else- 
where without the liberty of the city refusing to pay their portions, and 
the citizens do not suffice to pay the sum of the loan in arrear to Richard, 
unless those who have fraudulently withdrawn pay their portions. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to the treasurer and chamberlains to deliver to Alexander de Cavo 
Monte 180Z., in part payment of certain sums in which the king is bound 
to him, as may appear by divers bills in his possession, as he asserts, under 
the seal of the constable of Bordeaux, or the treasurer and barons shall 
give him an assignment in wool or other things where he may promptly be 
satisfied. By K. on the information of Bartholomew de Burghersh. 

To the same. The king sends to them under the half-seal certain cer- 
tificates sent to him in chancery by the men of Ghent, Bruges and Ipre for 
sums paid to them by Master Robert do Askeby, the king's clerk, for the 
time when he was receiver of the king's money in Flanders and elsewhere, 
ordering them to cause allowance to be made to Robert of what they found 
him to have paid in the said parts, by the letters of acquittance in his 
possession and by his oath, of the sums contained in that certificate and of 
others for which he has accounted. 

To Thomas de Aspale, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to cause 
John do Monte Acuto, and Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas 
de Monte Ilermerii, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof 
Thomas was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as Margaret has 
proved her age before Walter de Horton, escheator in cd. Devon, and the 
king has taken John's fealty for all the lands which Thomas hold in chief 
and has rendered them to John and Margaret. 

Tho like to John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. 



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207 



1343. 



Dec. 20. 

Berkhamp- 
stead. 



Dec. 18. 

Westminster, 



1344. 

Jan. 6. 
Ditton. 



Jan. 12. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

To Walter de Horton, eschoator in co. Devon. Like order in favour of 
Margaret. 

To Margaret late the wife of Thomas de Monto Ilcrmcrii. Order not to 
intermeddle further with two parts of all the lands which belonged to 
Thomas at his death, which are in her custody by the king's commission, 
because the king has rendered the said lands to John de Monte Acuto and 
Margaret his wife, as aforesaid. 

,To John de Flete, keeper of the exchanges at London and Canterbury. 
Order to find costs and expenses for repairing the houses, house utensils 
and other things pertaining to the exchange of London of the issues of that 
exchange, by indenture made between him and George Kyrkyn and Lotus 
Nicolyn, masters for newly making gold and silver in that exchange, and 
by the view and testimony of Simon de Berkyngg, keeper of that exchange, 
up to the sum of 50Z. By K. and C. 

To Thomas Colle and his fellows. Order to pay 404Z. 10s. to John duke 
of Brabant or to his attorney, without delay, in part satisfaction of 4,500/. 
as the king sold to them 16^ sacks and 13 pounds of wool for the loth year 
of the reign, and 118 sacks, 18 cloves for the 16th year, in co. Salop, at 13^ 
marks beyond the custom, and they undertook before the council to pay to 
the duke 1,213L 10s. of the money arising from that wool, one moiety at 
St. Peter ad Vincula in the 16th year, and the other at Michaelmas next 
following, in part payment of 4,500/. granted by the king to the duke for 
his homage, and the king ordered them to pay to the duke 1,213/. 10s. 
in part satisfaction of the said 4,500 ; and Thomas and his fellows paid to 
the duke 1,213/. lOs. of money of Flanders, worth 809Z. sterlings of the 
money of England, as may fully appear by the duke's letters of acquittance 
shown before the king in chancery. 

To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to direct the sheriiBfs and other 
ministers in Ireland who are addressed by writ under the seal used in that 
land, not to distrain John Coterel for his homage, as he has done homage 
to the king for the lands which he holds in chief both of his own inheri- 
tance and acquisition and of the inheritance of Eleanor his wife. By p.s. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order, upon sight of these 
presents, to cause all ships in the port of Southampton laden with corn to 
be taken to parts hostile to the king, to be arrested and detained together 
with the corn until they have received security from the merchants, masters 
and mariners of the ships both by lawful men and by oath that they will 
not take the corn to the said hostile parts, and will bring back letters from 
the place whore the unlading takes place, and the mayor and bailiffs shall 
certify the king of the security, in chancery, as the king caused proclama- 
tion to be made throughout the realm, that no merchant or other person 
should take any corn out of the realm except to Gascony, Ireland, Flanders, 
Britanny, Brabant, Spain, lloland, Seland and Almain, where a scarcity 
of corn, it is said, causes it to be taken, upon pain of forfeiture of the corn, 
and that the taking of the corn should be made in the ports of London, 
Southampton, Exeter, Dertemuth, Bristol, Great Yarmouth, Lenn, Boston, 
Kyngeston upon Hull, Ipswich and Newcastle upon Tyne and not elsewhere, 
and that all those who took such corn should take an oath and find 
security as aforesaid before the mayor and bailiffs of the town where the 
corn is laded ; and now the king has learned that several ships are now 
laded with corn in the port of Southampton and ready to set out with a 
favourable wind to parts hostile to the king, notwithstanding the 
proclamation. By C. 

The like to the sheriff of Southampton. 



208 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1344. 

Jan. '20. 

Windsor. 



Jan. 18. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 5. 

To Saier Lorymer, appointed to arrest ships laden with wool, wool-fells 
and hides not cokctted or customed, crossing out of the realm. Order to 
cause those three packs of non-customed wool, found by him in a ship in 
the port of Sandwich and arrested as forfeited to the king, as he has 
certified in chancery, to be appraised by the oath of lawful men of those 
parts in the presence of the mayor and bailiffs of that town, and cause them 
to be sold at the highest possible price and to have the money arising 
therefrom at the exchequer as quickly as possible to be delivered to the 
treasurer there. By C. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
John Maurdyn, parker of the new park of Wyndesore, what is in arrear to 
him of his customary wages from the time of the constable's appointment, 
and to pay him such wages henceforth. 



Jan. 24. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 24. 
Westminster 



Jan. 20. 

Westminster. 



1343. 

Nov. 8. 
Langley. 



Membrane 4. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John Lovekyn and 
Richard de Kyselyngbury, late sheriffs of London, have shown the king that 
although Thomas Bray the younger, who was lately indicted for non-coketted 
and not customed wool taken out of the realm, and was afterwards outlawed 
by process held thereupon before Robert Parvyug and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine indictments concerning wool so taken, had 
no lands in the ward of Algate or elsewhere in that city at any time, yet 
because it was found in the extracts of thesaid justi ces sent to the exchequer 
that on the day that Thomas was outlawed he had a certain tenement in 
the said ward worth 40s. a year, and that John and Richard are charged to 
answer therefor to the king yearly, the treasurer and barons caused the 40s. 
yearly to be exacted of John and Richard, whereupon they have besought 
the king to provide a remedy : the king, wishing justice to be done, sends 
to the treasurer and barons under the half-seal the tenor of the record 
and process of the outlawry and of the inquisition concerning the lands of 
Thomas returned before the justices, which the king caused to come before 
him in chancery, ordering them to inspect the said tenor and enquire upon 
the suggestion made by John and Richard, and if they find that Thomas 
held no lands in the said ward or elsewhere in the city on the day when he 
was outlawed or at any other time, then to supersede the demand made 
upon John and Richard for the sdid 40s. yearly. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Joan de 
Carrue S tuns of wine of the right prise in the port of Bristol, for the 
present year, after receiving from her so much as he is bound to pay to the 
merchants from whom he caused the wine to be taken, as the king granted 
to Joan 6 tuns of wine to be received yearly of the right prise in that port, 
during the king's good pleasure, and afterwards he granted that she should 
receive 6 tuns as aforesaid for life. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Maurice de Berkele, 2 tuns of 
wine of the right prise for the present year, by indenture, in accordanco 
with the king's grant to him on 14 May last of 2 tuns of such wine to be 
received yearly for life by the hands of the butler. 

To William Trussel and his fellows, justices appointed to continue the 
processes begun before Robert Parvyug and his fellows, justices appoiutal 
to hear and determine divers t'olomes, trespasses and excesses in co. Wilts. 



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1343. 



Nov. 27. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

Order to supersede any process made against the sheriff of Wilts hecauso he 
delivered to bail the abbot of Malmosbury, brother John de llodborn, monk 
of that abbey, and Henry do Badmynton, and did not have them before the 
justices in their session, as the abbot, John and Henry lately surrendered 
themselves to prison in the sheriff's custody, for certain trespasses and 
excesses whereof they were indicted before Robert and his fellows, and it 
was afterwards ordained with the consent of the council that the abbot, 
John and Henry should come before the council in London, to make fine 
there with the king for having their pardon for certain trespasses, and 
because John Mauduyt, sheriff' of Wilts, permitted them to go away, on 
bail to make the said fine and did not have them before the justices in their 
session, on a certain day, he is now aggrieved by William and his fellows, 
as the king has learned from his plaint. By p.s. [15760.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the 
accounts of all collectors of customs in the port of London, and those of 
Master Robert de Askeby, appointed in Flanders to collect a custom of 40s. 
on every sack of wool taken from England to those parts, and if they find 
after viewing the king's orders that lOOZ. are exacted of William Muschet 
for the said subsidy and for no other cause they shall supersede the demand 
made upon him for the same, as for 1001. which he paid to the king in parts 
beyond the sea the king granted him the passage of 100 sacks of wool in 
the said port, without paying the custom and subsidy, and William had 
them so taken, and the king ordered Robert to permit William to take the 
wool without paying the said subsidy, and now the king has learned that the 
treasurer and barons have charged William with 100s. upon Robert's 
account because the letters to Robert contain no mention that the king had 
pardoned William the said subsidy. By p.s. [15808.] 



MEMBRANE 3. 

Dec. 13. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause John son of John Toly and 

Westminster. Katherine his wife to have seisin of a messuage, a curtilage, an acre and 
3J roods of land in Northcreyk, which Robert Toly, chaplain, of Northcreyk, 
held, who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that the messuage, curtilage and land have been in the 
king's hand for a year and a day, that Robert held them of John and 
Katherine and that Edward de Cretyng, escheator in that county, had the 
year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king. 

Dec. 17. To John de Monte Gomeri, admiral of the fleet towards the west, and to 

Westminster, his fellows, appointed to arrest ships which were arrested for the passages 
of the king, the magnates and other lieges to Britanny and which did not 
come, together with the lords and masters of the same, and to take the fines 
pertaining to the king for the forfeitures of the ships, in accordance 
with the ordinance thereupon. Order to cause Thomas Blanket, lord 
of a ship called 'la Sumpcion' of Bristol, whereof Ed[mund] Blanket 
is master, to be dearrested without delay, as on the letters of Oliver de 
Ingham, then seneschal of Gascony, being exhibited before the king in 
chancery, showing that the said ship was sent by the admiral's order to 
conduct the seneschal from Britanny to Bordeaux, the king ordered Reymund 
Seguyn, lately appointed to arrest such ships, to dearrest the said ship with 
its tackle and all Edmund's goods and chattels therein, and dehver them 
to Edmund, and now the king has learned from Thomas that the admiral 
has arrested him and exacts a fine for the forfeiture of the ship, pretending 



210 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 20. 

Woodstock. 



Dec. 18. 

Westminster, 



1344. 

Jan. 2. 

Ditton. 



1343. 

July 27. 
Clarendon. 



Memhrane 3 — cont. 

that it did not set out on the said passage, whereupon Thomas has besought 
the king to provide a remedy, and by the letters of Oliver in chancery and 
by the letters patent of Hugh le Despenser, shown before the king in chan- 
cery, it is clear that the ship crossed with Hugh to Britanny and thence 
with Oliver to Gascony. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Tjondon. Order to pay to John 
de Hanon[ia], or to his attorney, 500 marks for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 1,000 marks to be received yearly 
of the issues of the custom in that port. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia], or to John 
Malewayn, his attorney, 500 marks of the money of forfeited issues, fines 
and amercements adjudged before William Scot and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. York, 
in part payment of the arrears of a yearly fee of 1,000 marks which the king 
granted to him upon the customs in the port of London, By K. 

Vacated because it teas surrendered and is otherwise on the first part of the 
Close Roll of the 18th year. 

To the same. Like order, 'viutatis mutandis,' to pay 100/. of the said 
issues to Wolfard de Gustell[is] and Eleanor his wife, in part payment of 
the arrears of a yearly fee of 1001. granted to them by the king to be 
received at the exchequer. By K. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to pay to Hugh de Berewyk 20/. of the 
money arising from the fines made by men for certain goods and mer- 
chandise for his expenses beyond his wages, as the king appointed him and 
William de Newenham to take inquisition by lawful men of cos. Devon and 
Cornwall concerning the goods and merchandise in a ship called ^Tainte' 
broken at the port of Dertemuth, co. Devon, and in another ship called 
' Tarite ' lately at Falemuth, co. Cornwall, when they came to those ports, 
and to arrest the said goods and keep them safely until further order, and 
now Hugh has besought the king to grant him a sum for his expenses, as 
he has incurred great costs in the taking of certain men who had taken 
some of the aforesaid goods. 

By K. on the information of Bartholomew de Burgherssh. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause William Benet, late coroner 
in that county, to be restored to the said office, as on being informed that 
William was insufficiently qualified the king ordered the sheriff to elect 
another coroner in his place, and the king has learned by trustworthy testi- 
mony that William is qualified, and has sufficient lands in the county in 
accordance with the statute. 

By the testimony of the archbishop of Canterbury, 

To Robert de Dalton, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
cause a turret in that Tower to be delivered for the making of gold and 
silver coins, by the advice of John de Flete, the king's clerk, until certain 
houses are ordained for making those stamps in the Tower. By p.s. [15886.] 

To William do Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to John de Tamworth, the king's clerk, 8^'. ^d. for every remaining 
day, namely twenty eight, in full satisfaction of his wages, as the kmg sent 
him with other lieges to the islands of Gernereye, Gereseye, Sork and 
Aureneye, and he remained in that service for 68 days, to wit from the 
last day of March last to G June following, and the king ordered Williaxu 
to deliver to him 10 marks for his wages for forty days. By C. 

Vacated because icord for tvord in the first part of the Close Holl/or this y«iar. 



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211 



1344. 

Jan. 3. 

Windsor. 



Jan. 4. 
Woodstock. 



Jan. 8. 
Woodatock. 



Jan. 13. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

William Mauduyt, imprisoned at Worcester for trespass of vert and 
venison in Feclienham forest, has a writ to William do Clynton, earl of 
Huntyngdon, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who supplies 
his place in Feckenham forest, to bail him. 

To John de Shardelowo and his follows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Suffolk. Order to supersede 
the execution of the order directing them to enquire whether William de 
Scothowe had been justly assessed at 63Z. of his portion of the common fine 
of 4,000 marks made by the ministers of that county before Thomas Wake 
of Lidell and his fellows, late justices appointed to hear and determine 
such trespasses there. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the abbot of St. Mary's, York, for the biennial tenth 
granted by the clergy, as he has paid the ninth granted in the 14th year of 
the reign, and the wool granted in lieu thereof for the second year of the 
same, and it was not the intention of the king and his council that the 
prelates and religious should pay both the tenth and the said ninth and 
wool. By K. and C. 

To John W^aleys, escheator in co. Leicester. Order to deliver to Joan 
late the wifeof Kalph Basset of Drayton, tenant in chief, the knights' fees 
of those which belonged to Ralph, which the king has assigned to her to 
hold in dower, to wdt : a third part of a fee which John Maureward holds 
in Overton Quatermarcs in that county, extended at 4d. yearly; a third part 
of a fee which he holds in Gouteby, in the same county, extended at 4(/. 
yearly ; a moiety of a fee which John Poutrel, Henry Jurdan, William de 
Steynesfeld, Robert Hathedich and Leticia Rous hold in Cotes Poutrel and 
Houton in the same county, extended at 6r/. yearly; a sixth part of a fee 
which Richard de Lewes holds in Querndon in the same county, 
extended at 2rf. yearly; a sixth part of a fee which Thomas de Sextonby 
holds in Querdon in the same county, extended at 2c?. yearly; a 
sixth part of a fee which John de Boyvill and John de Twycros 
hold in Freseby in the same county, extended at 2c/. yearly; three 
parts of a fee which John de Boyvill in Stokfaston and Crawenho 
in the same county, extended at 9(/. yearly, a third part of a fee which Ralph 
Chaumberleyn holds in Reresby, Outhorp and Ilveston in the same county 
extended at id. yearly ; a moiety of a fee which the heir of Thomas de 
Haryngton holds in Gloston in the same county, extended at 6(/. yearly ; a 
fee which the master of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, 
Richard de Egebaston and William Trussel the younger hold in Swynesford 
in the same county, extended at 12'/. yearly ; a sixth part of a fee which the 
abbot of Merevale {de Mira Valle) and the prior of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in England hold in Petlyng Parva in the same county, extended 
at 2r/. yearly ; a third part of a fee which Ralph Bret holds in Retherby in 
the same county, extended at 4^/. yearly ; a moiety of a fee which Thomas de 
Chaworth holds in Edwalton, co. Nottingham, extended at 50s. yearly ; a 
sixth part of a fee which Elias de Bradmere holds in Wylughby upon the 
Wold in the same county, extended at 9.s. 8'/. yearly; and a fourth part of a 
fee which Margaret de Derleye holds in Thorp Bossard, co. Nottingham, 
extended at 25.s. yearly. 

To Hugh de Hercy, escheator in co. Nottingham. Like order to deliver 
to Joan lato the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton the said moiety in Edwal- 
ton, the sixth part in Wylughby upon the Wold and the fourth part in 
Thorp Bossard, to hold in dower as aforesaid. 



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1341. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

To Robert de Pavely, escheator in co. Northampton. Like order to deliver 
to Joan a moiety of the church of Buckeby, co. Northampton, extended at 
20 marks yearly, as is found by the extent thereof taken by Thomas de 
Bukton, late escheator in that county, which the king has assigned to her 
of the advowsons which belonged to her husband, to hold in dower. 



1343. 

Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane l.o 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge William 
de Cusance, clerk, and Andrew de Saukevill, to whom the king committed 
the custody of the lands of the prior of Wangeford, co. Suffolk, for rendering 
dll. lis. lid. yearly, and Peter Hugonis, receiver of the church of Upchirche 
CO. Kent, to whom the king committed the administration of the fruits and 
issues of that church and the custody of the manor of Cherleton, co. Wilts, 
for rendering iOl. yearly, of the said 100^. from 3 February, in the 16th 
year of the reign, as the king oaiised the said priory, church and manor, 
and the possessions and benefices of the prior of St. Mary du Rocher, 
Mortain, in cos. Sussex and Dorset, to be taken into his hand among the 
other possessions of religious and other aliens of the power of France, and 
committed the custody thereof to William, to hold so long as these lands 
should remain in the king's hand, rendering yearly 80^ for the priory, 30^ 
for the lands and possessions of the said prior, and iOl. for the said church 
and manor, and afterwards on the said 3 February, in recompence for the 
lands which the said William held in France and which he lost by reason 
of his stay in the king's service from the time the war began, the king 
granted to him for such damages the said 1001. , to hold which the said 
tenements should remain in the king's hand. Proviso that answer shall be 
made to the king for the 3Ls. lid. remaining of the lands and possessions 
of the said prior of St. Mary and of the church and manor from the said 
8 February and for the entire ferm before that day. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middle- 
sex. Order to assign to Isabel late the wife of Henry de Ferar[iis] , 
tenant in chief, the lands in that bailiwick of the following, which the king 
has assigned to her to hold in dower, in the presence of the keeper of 
the manor of Neuport, co. Essex, upon her taking oath that she will not 
marry without the king's licence, to wit : a third part of the said manor 
and of the manors of Totenhale, co. Stafford, Rysebergh, co. Buckingham, 
and Groby, co. Leicester, and a third part of the liberty which belonged to 
Henry of the court of the liberty of the honour of Winchester and the 
view of frankpledge in co. Leicester. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

To Henry de Chalfhunt, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. Like 
order to assign to Isabel the said third part of the manor of Risebergh, in 
the presence of the keeper thereof. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

John Waleys, escheator in co. Leicester, for a third part of the manor 
of Groby and the third part of Henry's purparty of the court of the 
liberty of the honour of Winchester and of the view of frankpledge 
in CO. Leicester. 
John de Aston, escheator in coa. Salop and Stafford, for the third part 
of the manor of Totenhale, co. Stafford. 
Vacated as aforesaid. 



* Membrane 2 is blank. 



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213 



1343. 

Dec. 3. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 2. 

Ditton. 



Dec. 8. 
Westminster 



Dec. 10. 
Westminster. 



1344. 

Jan. 4. 
Woodstock 



Membrane 1 — cont. "' 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Thomas de Berewyk, of Pokelyngton, merchant of co. York, or 
his attorney, to lade 20 sacks, 8 stones, 11 pounds of wool in that port and 
take them to the staple in Flanders after paying at the rate of .J mark a sack 
for the custom, as part passage of the 200 sacks reserved to the king by 
agreement with the merchant to whom he granted the customs and subsidies 
in all the ports of the realm, as the king lately sold to Thomas 211 sacks, 
4 stones, 1^ pounds of the wool of co. York for a certain price beyond the 
said half-mark for the custom, and ordered the collectors of customs in the 
port of Boston to permit him to take 80 of these sacks to the staple in the 
form aforesaid, and Thomas so took 44 sacks 4 stones of the said 80 sacks, 
as William de Melcheburn and Thomas de Swanlond, collectors of customs 
in that port, have certified the king in chancery, and Thomas has besought 
the king to permit him to take 26 sacks, 8 stones, 11 pounds of the remaining 
35 sacks 22 stones from the port of Kyngeston. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Walran de Lomeleye of Newcastle upon Tyne for his 
fine of 400 marks if they find that he is charged with that fine in the roll 
of fines, as he has shown the king that whereas he made fine by 400 marks 
before William de Kildesby, then keeper of the privy seal, for all trespasses 
and excesses committed by him, and the treasurer and barons, because in 
the extracts sent from chancery to the exchequer it is found that Walran 
made the said fine for the said charter and in the roll of fines sent before 
William by Walran and other men of Newcastle for levying fines for such 
trespasses and excesses, it is contained that Walran made fine with the 
king by 400 marks, and it did not specify whether this fine was the same 
as the other, intend to levy both fines of him, whereupon he has besought 
the king to provide a remedy, and it has been testified before the king and 
his council that the two fines are one and the same. By p.s. [15821.] 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. 
Order to deliver to Isabel late the wife of Henry de Ferariis the manor of 
Neuport, co. Essex, as of the lands which belonged to Henry the king has 
assigned to her to hold in dower : a third part of the manor of Totenhale, 
CO. Stafford, and of Groby, co. Leicester, and a third part of Henry's 
purparty of the court of the liberty of the honour of Winchester and of the 
view of frankpledge in co. Leicester, and with the assent of Edward prince 
of Wales, to whom the king committed the custody of the manor of 
Rysebergh, co. Buckingham, extended at 88^ 45. S^d. yearly and of the said 
manor of Neuport, extended at 80/. 12s. 2(1. yearly, the king has assigned 
to her the said manor of Neuport. 

To John Waleys, escheator in co. Leicester. Like order to assign to 
Isabella the third part of the manor of Groby and the said third part of the 
purparty and view of frankpledge, to hold in dower as aforesaid. 

The like to John de Aston, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford, for the 
third part of the manor of Tetenhale, co. Stafford. 

To the justiciary of Ireland and to the chancellor there. Order to direct 
inqui.sitions to be taken as to the lands whereof Henry de Ferariis was 
seised at his death on 15 September last, in his demesne as of fee, what he 
held of the king and what he held of others, by what services and the yearly 
value, as the king has caused all Henry's lands to be taken into his hand, 
and by inquisitions taken thereupon it is found that William de Ferariis, 
Henry's son, is his next heir and that Henry died on the said day. 



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1344. 
Jan. 5, 
Ditton. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

*To the same. Order to [deliver to] Isabel, late the wife of Henry de 
Ferariis, tenant in chief, all the lands which he shall be found by inquisitions 
returned [before] the chancellor of Ireland, to have held with her of her 
inheritance, together with the issues thereof, retaining in the king's hand 
the lands which are of the inheritance of Henry's heir a minor [in the king's 
wardship]. 



1343. 

July 16. 
East Dean. 



Membrane 3Qd. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause allowance of 20.s. in the subsidy of 40s. to be 
made to A. de B. for the first year of that subsidy, and of a mark for the 
second and third years, in accordance with the grant made by the parliament 
held at Westminster with the assent of the merchants on all wool which 
he shall take out of the realm until he is satisfied for 801., provided that 
he pay the residue of the said subsidy and i mark for the custom on every 
sack etc. so taken, as the king was bound to him in 1 00^. for certain wool 
sent to parts beyond the sea, and taken at Durdraght for the king's use by 
certain of his ministers deputed for this ; and 20Z. of the said sum were 
afterwards allowed to A. by the collectors of customs in that port as is found 
by the certificate of the treasurer and barons sent into chancery. By C. 

[In the inar(jin.] Iranscript for merchayits to wJtom the kiiuj is bound in 
divers sums for their icool takeii at Durdraght leho had allouance in part. 

To the same. Transcript of a similar order in favour of the executors of 
such merchants who had first allowance for such wool. By C. 



July 16. 
East Dean 



Membrane 32(/.f 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port 
of London. Transcript of a like writ in favour of the merchants who had 
no allowance. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the poi"t of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
Transcript of a like writ for the executors of the merchants who had no 
allowance. 



MEMBRANE 2dd.l 

July 31. Joan Whiton acknowledges that she owes to Thomas de Boclond iOl. ; 

Clarendon, to be levied, in default in payment, of her lands and chattels in co. 
Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Hardegill the younger acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Ravendale, clerk, 8/. 9s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cumberland. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 6. John Kenne of Puttelworth acknowledges that he owes to Philip Jervays, 

Clarendon of Ywode, ISL 5s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton. 

• Torn. 

f Membranes S^d, 3id and 33(' are blank. 

\ Membranes 31(/ and iOd are blank. 



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215 



1343. 



July 20. 
Clarendon. 



July 20. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 29(1 — cont. 

Enrolment of indonturo made between the king of the one part and Sir 
Thomas de Ferers of the other part, testifying that whereas the king has 
granted to Thomas the custody of the islands of Jeresoye, Gcrncreye, Serk 
and Aureneye, with all the profits and issues thereof with the lands of 
religious and other aliens of the power of France, which were in the king's 
hand before Sir Thomas de Hampton had the custody of the islands, by reason 
of the war with France, saving to the king the escheats and forfeitures 
which are yet to be adjudged for trespasses and felonies made in the time 
when Thomas had the custody, to hold for five years from the date of these, 
rendering yearly at the exchequer 600 marks, and in case peace is made 
whereby the lands of the said aliens should be returned the king grants that 
the value of the lands so returned shall be rebated to the said ferm, and if war 
come allowance shall be made to Thomas in the ferm for wages and costs for the 
garrison of the castles and for the defence of the islands, and the king also 
grants that 100 marks shall be allowed to Thomas yearly of the issues of the 
islands in his said ferm. Thomas binds himself to keep the said islands and 
castles for the king until the end of the term, upon which Sir Thomas de 
Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, and Sir Henry de Ferers have become 
mainpernors for him. Dated at London on 15 July, 17 Edward III. French. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to supersede the exigents and outlawry 
against Robert de Chetyndon, William de Mershton juxta Potenham and 
John de Chetyndon, as they are taken and imprisoned in the Marshalsea 
for certain trespasses, excesses and other misdeeds in co. Buckingham, 
whereof they were indicted before Richard de Kelleshull and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hear and determine such trespasses and excesses in 
that county, as is found by the certificate of William Scot, the chief justice, 
sent into chancery, and now Robert, William and John have besought the 
king to provide a remedy, as they are indicted for such trespasses before 
John Dengayne and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
such trespasses and excesses in co. Bedford, and because they did not come 
before them to answer the king they are placed in exigent in co. Bedford, 
to be outlawed, and it is not just that anyone in prison should be outlawed. 
The king has ordered John to send the indictment with all other things 
touching it and the king's writ, so that the king may have them fifteen 
days from Michaelmas, so that he may do further what seems right in 
accordance with the law and custom of the realm. 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Order not to admit any alien persons 
or their proctors or envoys to any benefices of the realm by virtue of any 
provisions of the apostolic see or bulls or processes directed to him, or 
to provide aliens with such benefices by authority of the said see, nor 
promulgate any ecclesiastical censures against those resisting such aliens, or 
the king will punish him as a violator of the crown and a rebel, as the 
provisions made by the said see of benefices to alien persons are to the 
impoverishment of the realm and prejudicial to the king, and the king 
wishes to bridle this at the instant request of the community of the realm 
in the parliament held at Westminster on the quinzaine of Easter last. 

By K. and C. 
The following have like writs to wit : — 

A. bishop of Winchester. 

J. bishop of Exeter. 

R. bishop of Bath and Wells. 

S. bishop of Ely. 

R. bishop of Chichester. 

R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 



21(5 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1343. 



Membrane 2dd — cant. 



J. bishop of Carlisle. 

W. bishop of Worcester. 

H. bishop of Rochester. 

A. bishop of Norwich. 

D. bishop of St. Asaph. 

M. bishop of Bangor. 

R. bishop of Durham. 

Th. bishop of Hereford. 

H. bishop of St. Davids. 

J. bishop of Llandaflf. 

W. archbishop of York, primate. 

R. bishop of Salisbury. 

R. bishop of London. 

Th. bishop of Lincoln. 

Aug. 5. Nicholas Paulyn of Odecoumbo and Peter his son acknowledge that they 

Clarendon, owe to Walter de Oterhampton 301. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Enrolment of release by Nicholas Paulyn of Odecoumbe to Walter de 
Oterhampton and Eleanor his wife of all his right and claim in all the 
lands, meadows and pastures in Barynton, co. Somerset, which Walter and 
Eleanor hold of the demesne of the said Nicholas and Peter his son. 
Witnesses : John de Roches, William Percehay, Richard atte More, Walter 
de Hungerford, John atte Slo. Dated at Salisbury on Wednesday before 
St. Laurence, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Nicholas Paulyn came into chancery at Winchester on 
6 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Walter de Pavely, heir of Henry late bishop of Lincoln, Adam de Sancto 

Philberto and Richard le Forester, tenants of a part of the land which 

belonged to Henry, put in their place W^illiam de Stok and John de Codyng- 
ton the younger, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 100 marks, 
made by the bishop in chancery to Edmund de Bereford. 



MEMBRANE 28d. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and 
Robert de Beverley and William de Molscroft of the other part, testifying 
that whereas Robert and William are permitted to work to find divers goods 
and chattels which belonged to Sir John Travers, sometime constable of 
Bordeaux, who is with God, and his account not rendered for the time when 
he was in the said office, the king has granted to them for their work, the 
moiety of the goods and chattels which shall be found so that the king be 
served with the other moiety. Sealed by the great seal and by Sir Robert 
Parvyng, the chancellor, and Sir William de Cusance, the treasurer. Dated 
at Westminster on 16 June, 17 Edward IIL French. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt at London by William son of 
John de laChaumbro of Westrasen, co. Lincoln, from Thomas de Leuosham, 
citizen of York, of 4.01. to traffic therewith to the profit of Thomas until 
Whitsuntide next, and to render account thereof to him then. For the 
repayment of the 40/. with the profit he binds himself and all his goo^ls, 
both movable and immovable. Dated at London on 18 June, 17 
Edward III. 

Memorandum that William son of John came into chancery at West- 
minster on 28 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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1343. 



Membrane 28il — cant. 



Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas William son of John de 
la Chaumbre of Wostrasone, co. Lincoln, is bound by his letter obligatory to 
Thomas de Leuesham, citizen of York, in 10/. and to render that sum and 
an account thereof at Whitsuntide next ; Thomas grants that if William 
pay him at that feast or before all the costs and expenses incurred by him 
for William upon the plea and suit in the recovery of William's lands in 
Westrasene, that thenceforth the said bond shall be null and void, but other- 
wise it shall remain in force. Dated at London on Id June, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 28 
June and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

John de Sancto Paulo, tenant of a part of the land which belonged to 
Henry le Vavasour, knight, deceased, puts in his place John de Codyngton 
and John de Scarle, clerks, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 
2,C00Z. made by Henry in chancery to the keeper of the house of the vicars 
of St. Peter's, York, and to the said vicars. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part, and 
Walter de Cheriton, John de Astwyk, Thomas Perle, Henry Goldbetere, 
William But, Robert de Dalderby, William de Lodelowe, Roger de WoUes- 
thorp, Robert de Penreth, Henry de Braybrok, Walter Prest and Adam 
Tyrtwhyt, merchants, elected and attorned with full power by the com- 
munity of the merchants of England who came to Westminster before the 
council by writs directed to them on Friday after the close of Easter last to 
conform an allowance granted by the king to the said community, 
for certain debts due to them for wool taken from them at Durdraght 
for the king's use in the following form, to wit : that whereas in the last 
parliament held at Westminster there was granted to the king with the 
assent of the merchants a subsidy of 40s. from Midsummer until Michael- 
mas following and then for three years, on every sack, 800 wool-fells and 
half-last of hides that should pass out of the realm in that time, beyond 
the custom of i mark first ordained ; the king, having regard to the loss of 
the merchants by the non-payment of the debts due to them, grants 
the following to them : first they shall have allowance of 20«. of the 
said subsidy on each sack, 300 fells and \ last of their own wool etc. 
taken out of the realm, during the first year, beginning at Midsummer, 
and, if they are not then paid, of i mark for the second and third 
years, in part payment of the said debts, so that they pay the ancient 
custom due in the ports of lading and find surety there, before the wool is 
coketted, that they will take it to the staple and there be at the orders of 
the mayor and company of the merchants, saving to each one his freedom, 
so that all those who pass wool are of one condition and agreement to keep 
the wool at a high price and receive such payment as shall be agreed by the 
king and his council and by the said merchants, so that the money ordamed 
in the said parliament remain in force, and that all the masters of the ships 
taking the wool to parts beyond shall find surety by indenture with the 
customers in the ports where they take the ships so laden, that they will 
discharge the wool at the port nearest the town where the staple is ordained, 
and that they will not discharge it before the mayor of the staple, or 
he who supplies his place, has viewed their coket and indenture, and if 
any wool, hides or fells are found out of the coket they shall be forfeit 
to the king together with the ship, and of this forfeiture the community 
of merchants shall have the third part for their good service and also 
a third part of the forfeiture of the wool bought by them in the 
realm ; and that the ports of Newcastle, Kyngeston upon Hull, Boston, 
Lenne, Great Yarmouth, London, Southampton and Bristol, and no 



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1343. 



July 22. 
Clarendon. 



June 29. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 28(/ — cant. 

other port, shall bo open to lade wool or other customable merchandise, 
and the customers in each of these ports shall have full power to make 
search from one port to another for wool and other customable merchandise, 
so that if they find any not coketted it shall be forfeit, and no wool of 
England or Wales shall pass from other places than the ports where the 
coket is thus open, and as a great part of the wool of England passes to 
Berwyk or to other places in Wales, as at Chepstowo or elsewhere, to the 
danuige of the king and loss of the merchants, it shall be granted to no one 
to pass wool or other merchandise without paying to the customers in the 
said ports the custom due, and because the king has made certain sale of 
wool by grant of parliament in each county of the realm, he grants that if 
any one by his grant has permission to buy wool within the said time in 
any county, then the community of merchants shall be of as free condition 
in such buying. In witness whereof the king has set his great seal and Sir 
Bartholomew de Burghersshe, Sir Robert Parvyng, the chancellor, and Sir 
William de Cusance, the treasurer, have put their seals to the part of the 
indenture remaining in the possession of the aforesaid merchants. Dated 
at Westminster on 29 April, 17 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of release by Ellen and Joan, daughters of Laurence de Boys, 
to Simon de Leuesham, citizen and vintner of London, and Alice, his wife, 
of all their right and claim in all the lands which formerly belonged to 
Henry de Boys, their grandfather, in the town of Theden Boys, and which 
Simon and Alice hold of the grant of Nicholas de Sprotton, rector of the 
church of St. Bartholomew, London, of which tenements they had a writ of 
the king before the justices of the Bench against Simon and Alice. 
Witnesses : Bartholomew Langrich, Gilbert de Theidene, Ralph de Halstede, 
Thomas de Raukedich, William del Hay, John Yernoun, William Morice, 
William Cokerel, John Plente. Dated at Theydene Boys on Sunday after 
Trinity, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Ellen and Joan came into chancery at Westminster on 
7 July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Adam de Walton, the king's serjeant at arms, is sent to the prior of 
Gisburgh, to receive such maintenance for life in that house as Robert 
Pikebusk had there at the late king's request. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. The king sends to him under the half 
seal the apportionment of those 400 sacks of wool by which the ministers in 
the county made fine with the king before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in 
that county, contained in certain rolls which the king ordered to come before 
him in chancery, ordering the sheriff to cause the wool to be levied without 
delay from all the men contained in those rolls, to wit according to the 
portion assessed upon each of them, and to keep it safely until further order. 

By C. 

Memorandum that this urit is not sent to the exchequer in the extracts because 
another writ was made thereupon, as appears in the roll of fines. 



Juno 21. 

WeBtmiiiBtcr. 



Membrane 2Td. 

To Alfonso, king of Portugal and Algarves. The king has receivtxl 
Alfonso's good wishes containing that a ship in the port of Lormaud, laden 
with cloth of merchants of his city of Portugal, came to the port of Dorto- 
muth and certain of the king's subjects plundered that ship of cloth to the 



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219 



1343. 



June 4. 
Westminster. 



July 1. 
Westminster. 



June 30. 
Windsor. 



June 25. 
Windsor. 



July 18. 
Beaulieu. 



Membrane 27'/ — cont. ■ ,/ 

value of 36,000 gross tonrnois, pretending untruthfully that the men therein 
were the king's enemies, whereupon Alfonso has besought the king to pro- 
vide a remedy ; and the king considers Alfonso's subjects his friends, 
wherefore he ordered the sheriff of the said place to make enquiry concerning 
the said deed and to cause speedy justice to be done, and as regards the 
damages said to have been inflicted on Alfonso's subjects by the king's men 
of Bayonne, the king has ordered his men and officials there to cause the 
things attempted by them unduly in this matter to be reformed. [Ftedera.] 

To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Galicia, Seville, Cordova, 
Murcia, Jaen and Algarvos, lord of the county of Molina. The king has 
received the plaint of Robert Auncels, lord and master of a ship called ' la 
Jamrs ' of Harwich, containing that he laded that ship with 56 tuns and a 
pipe of wine and other merchandise at Leybourn in the duchy of Aquitaine 
during the truce with France, and wished to take the ship to Normandy, 
but one Laurence de Vilart and several malefactors of Alfonso's lordship 
attacked that ship with a ship of theirs called 'la Mule' of Castro before 
the place called Olone, killing the mariners, and took the ship with its 
tackle price 80^. the said wine price IQdl. 10s. and chests, beds, robes of the 
price of 181. 10s. three pieces of silver price 40s. and 40s. in money and 
other goods and chattels to the value of 48/. 10s. and no restitution has 
hitherto been made, as Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony, has certi- 
fied after taking information, whereupon Robert has besought the king to 
provide a remedy ; the king therefore requests Alfonso to cause justice to be 
done to Robert, as be would wish the king to do to his subjects in like 
case. [Fcedera.] 

To William, count of Hainault, Holland and Seland. The king has 
received his plaint of certain men and merchants of England and Flanders 
containing that certain of William's subjects of Durdraght and Middel- 
burgh entered by armed force a ship called ' la Katerine ' of Yarmouth, 
laden with wool and merchandise, in the port of Swyn in Flanders, killed 
the men therein and took away the ship, wool and merchandise to the value of 
700/., and although the king requested William to cause justice to be done 
to them he has hitherto refused to do anything, whereupon the said mer- 
chants have besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore 
again requests William to cause justice to be done, as he would wish the 
king to deal with his subjects in like case, so that for default of justice it 
may not behove the king to provide another remedy. [Fadera.] 

To brother Elionus de Villa Nova, chief master of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in the island of Rhodes, and to the convent of that 
place. Recommendation of brother Philip de Thame, prior of that 
Hospital in England, with request to do nothing in diminution of his estate, 
as they wish the king to act favourably to their order. 

To the sherifis of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall cause wool, hides or wool-fells to 
be taken to Wales to be laded there, and if they find any doing this after 
the proclamation they shall cause them to be arrested without delay 
together with the wool, hides and fells, and to be kept safely until further 
order, informing the king of their names and of the wool etc. so arrested. 

ByK. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England, to the bishop of Durham and the 
prince of Wales. By K. 

To R. bishop of Salisbury. Order to execute his office notwithstanding 
the revocation of the order, as on learning that Master Peter Malet, parson 



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1343. 



July 8. 
East Dean. 



July 23. 
Clarendon 



July 80. 

Clarendon. 



Membrane 21cl—cont. 

of Spcttebury church iu that dioceso, and Geofifrey atte Chocho, parson of 
Barndesle church, diocese of Worcester, were intending to exchange their 
benefices to Spottobury church, pertaining to the king's donation by reason 
of the priory of Toftes, in the king's hand by reason of the French war, the 
king presented Geoffrey to the bishop by reason of this exchange, requesting 
him to admit Geoffrey to the church and institute him as parson therein, 
and afterwards because the said presentation was procured by craft, as the 
king learned, that the king might be defrauded of the yearly ferm which 
Peter is bound to render for the administration of the fruit and issues of 
the church, because he is a native of France, the king revoked the said 
presentation and certain other presentations made thereupon ; but Peter 
has found mainpernors at the exchequer to pay the king 100s. of the ferm 
of Spettebury church during the war and also 25/. of the arrears of the 
ferm during the war, as William de Cusance, the treasurer, has certified the 
king in chancery. 

John de Gayte of Bulmercy for his good service to Queen Isabel is sent 
to the keeper and brethren of the Hospital of St. John Osprenge, to receive 
such maintenance for life in that house as Henry de Taunton, deceased, 
had there at the late king's request. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Whereas excessive provisions have been made by 
the apostolic see of benefices to aliens, at the request of parliament held at 
Westminster on the quinzaine of Easter last, the king has prohibited all 
delegates, sub-delegates, executors, sab-executors and commissaries to 
execute favours to alien persons of vacant benefices in the realm, granted by 
the apostolic see, upon pain of forfeiture, and that no aliens shall pursue 
favours or make provisions or process ; the king orders the sheriff' to cause 
the premises to be proclaimed, and if he finds any doing the contrary after the 
proclamation he shall imprison them and keep them safely until further 
order, informing the king of their names from time to time, and he shall 
certify the king of his action in the matter before the Nativity of the Virgin 
next. By K. and C. 

[Fiedera.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To the mayor and sheriff's of London. Order to make search of all coming 
to England by the port of that city or crossing thence to parts beyond the 
sea, and to arrest all those upon whom they find bulls or other letters pre- 
judicial to the king or his lieges, together with the bulls and their goods 
and things, and to keep them in prison until further order, sending the 
bulls to chancery, informing the king of the names of those arrested, of 
their goods and things and the value thereof. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle on Tyne. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Rye. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Hastynges. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Haversham. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Portesmuth. 

The bailiffs of Shorham. 

The bailiffs of Poveneseye. 

The bailiffs of Yaremuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The bailiffs of Melcoumbe. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 221 



1343. 



Membrane 21d — cont. 



The bailiffs of Plummuth. 

The bailiffs of la Pole. 

The baililTs of Grenehitb. 

The bailiffs of Grenewich. 

The bailiffs of Chalk. 

The bailiffs of Strode. 

The bailiffs of Newehithe. 

The bailiffs of Romeneye. 

The bailiff's of Sidemuth. 

The bailiffs of Tynemuth. 

The bailiffs of Fowy. 

The bailiff's of Gylyngham. 

The bailiffs of St. Helen's, Isle of Wight. 

The bailiffs of Neuport, Isle of Wight. 

The bailiffs of Touwemuth. 

The bailiffs of Coumbemartyn. 

The bailiffs of Dunsterre. 

The bailiffs of Lym. 

The bailiffs of Otermuth. 

The bailiffs of Exemuth. 

The bailiffs of Dertemuth. 

The bailiffs of Seford. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dover. 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

The bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The bailiffs of Ravenesere. 

The bailiff's of Scardeburgh. 

The bailiffs of Tynnemuth. 

The bailiffs of Whyteby. 

The bailiff's of Hertilpol. 

The bailiff's of Barton-upon-Humbre. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The bailiffs of Clyve. 



Membrane 26d. 



Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and John 
!Malewayn, merchant of London, of the other part, testifying that John has 
lent the king 2,000^. which will be delivered by him to the treasurer on the 
date of this deed, and the king has granted to pay him 1,000^. beyond the 
2,0001. in which he is bound to him and his friends by divers bills under 
the seal of William de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, and in 
part payment of the 3,000^. John will take 450 sacks of the wool of 
CO. Wilts at 8i marks the sack, total 2,500/., which were granted to the 
king as fine by certain of his ministers of that county made before Sir 
Robert Parvyng and bis fellows, late justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses committed by those ministers, and 
John shall bo paid at Purification next with 225/. and at the Annunciation 
following 225/. in payment of the 3,000/., and he shall receive the wool by 
the same weight as the collectors and receivers thereof had it, and the king 



009 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Membrane 2Gil — cont. 

promises that John shall be fully paid with the said wool before Christmas 
next. As surety for this the king has charged Sir Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh 'lo piore,' Sir William do Cusance, the treasurer, and William 
de Melcheburn of Lenn, his merchant, to bind them to fully keep his 
covenant, and they have set their seals to the indenture. Dated at London 
on 23 September, 17 Edward IIL French. By K. and C. 



MEMBRANE 25</. 

Jane 26. John Baldewyne of Chelmersford and Geoflfrey Baldewyn acknowledge that 

Windsor. they owe to the abbot of Stratford 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on paymoit. 

John de Pappeworth acknowledges that he owes to William de Melche- 
bourn, merchant, 26Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cambridge. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 7. John de Wynewyk, the king's Serjeant at arms, acknowledges that he 

Westminster, owes to William de Ravendale, clerk, 32s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lancaster. 
CanceUed on payment. 

Robert son and heir of Robert Danyel and Joan his wife, Robert 

Skyren and Joan his wife, W^illiam de Melton, knight, and Thomas 

Danyel, tenants of the land which belonged to Robert Danyel, put in their 
place Roger de Queryngton and John de Ayremynne to defend the execu- 
tion of a recognisance for 20 marks, made by Robert Danyel in the late 
king's chancery to William de Burton. 

Enrolment of indenture made between John de Dalling, executor of the 
will of Henry Burel, of the one part, and John Bigot, son and heir of Ralph 
Bigot of the other part, testifying that whereas Ralph acknowledged that he 
was bound to Henry in 501. on 5 June in the 13th year of the late king's 
reign, John de Dallyng grants that if John Bigot pay to Robert Burel, 
Henry's brother, 50/. at John Bigot's manor of Stokton, to wit 405. a year 
beginning from Michaelmas next, and find maintenance for Robert among 
his men of mistery {(/entz de )nestier) and give him a robe at Christmas every 
year of the suit of his said men during the said term, and if Robert does not 
wish to have such maintenance or they do not wish to find it, John Bigot shall 
pay 20s. yearly and a robe in lieu thereof, and if John Bigot at any time in the 
first seven years of the term pay to Robert what is in arroar of the payment 
of the 50^, accounting what he has paid to Robert and Is. a year for his 
maintenance for the time he shall have stayed or if Robert die before the 
50/. have been paid, and John Bigot pay to John de Dallyngg what shall 
then be in arrear of the 501., then the recognisance for 50/. shall be null 
and void, and if John Bigot fail in any of the aforesaid agreements the 
recognisance shall remain in force. Witnesses : Sir John do Hodom, knight, 
Nicholas atte Merssh, William de Causton, John de Aylesham, William de 
Elsyng, William do Tudenham. Dated at London on Monday the feast of 
the Translation of St. Thomas the ^lartyr, 17 Edward IIL French. 

Memorandum that John de Dalling and John Bigot came into chancery 
at Westminster, 8 July, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

The prior of Hautomprise puts in his place John de Beverlo to prosecute 

the execution of a recognisance for 100/. made to him in chancery by 

Robert Spigurnell, parson of Elvelo church, diocese of York. 



17 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



223 



1343. 



July 12. 

Westminster. 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



June 7. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 4. 
Clarendon 



July 22. 
Clarendon 



Membrane 25d — cont. 

RoGfinald le Forester puts in his place Thomas Corbet to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 100s. made to him in chancery by Henry 
Maunsel of Wenchesbam. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Geoffrey Oede of Aston- 
under-Egge of co. Gloucester, from Richard de Foxcote of that county, of 
501. in which Richard was bound to him by a recognisance made before 
Andrew Aubrey, late mayor of London, and William de Carleton, the 
king's clerk, deputed to receive recognisances of debts in accordance with 
the law merchant. Dated at London, 10 July, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Geoffrey came into chancery at Westminster, on 11 
July, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Snoryng, carpenter, puts in his place Walter de Wygan, clerk, 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20Z. made to him in 
chancery by Alice de Poynton. 

John Bruyn of Ocle and Thomas de Tochewyk acknowledge that they 
owe to Richard de Walton 93Z. 6s. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Oxford. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses in co. York. Order to supersede until the 
next parliament all processes begun before them against Robert de Wode- 
hous, archdeacon of Richemund, Simon de Newerk, late official of that 
archdeacon, and Master John de Kilnhirst, now official of the archdeacon, 
for such trespasses, ordering the sheriff of that county to supersede the 
exigent against them, as the king has granted in the present parliament 
that all processes begun before such justices against ecclesiastical persons 
for trespasses made in the exercise of their ecclesiastical jurisdiction shall 
be superseded till the next parliament. By C. 

The like to the following justices for the following ecclesiastical persons, 
to wit : — 

William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices in co. Lancaster, for 
the same. By C. 

William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king for Roger Peck, chaplain, Roger Pecke, parson of Tytilssale 
church, commissary of William, archdeacon of Norwich, Roger Peck, 
parson of Titilssale church, late commissary of Master William de 
Norwico sometime archdeacon of Norwich, and Roger Pecke of 
Wrotham, chaplain, clerk, official of the archdeacon of Norwich, for 
extortions, etc. in co. Norfolk. 

The same William for pleas, etc. for Thomas de Morle, archdeacon of 
Norfolk, for extortions, etc. in the same county. 

The same William, etc. for Thomas Hog, chaplain, for extortions, etc. 
in the same county. 

Richard Talbot and his fellows, justices, etc. in co. Gloucester, for 
Master John de Carleton, Master John do Middelton, Master Stephen 
Tripp, Master Simon Tripp and Master Robert de Weston. 

To Thomas de Melchebourn. Order to be before the king and his council 
at Westminster on Monday after the Assumption next, to treat with the 
king and others of his council and with certain merchants of the realm upon 
the things which will bo set before him and the said merchants there, and 
to give his counsel. By K. 

[Rep. iJif/nity of a Peer, iv, p. 550.] 

The like to thirty nine others. [Ibid.] 



224 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

July 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 25 d — cant. 

To the treasurer anJ barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Portenare to bo released from prison by a mainprise, as he is detained in the 
Flote prison for the arrears of his account and other causes touching the 
king, as is said, and has found Dinus Forcetti, Thomas de Peruch [iis] , 
Joctus de Peruch [iis] , Thomas Gisors of London, Robert de Stokton, 
Peter le Spicer and Gorus le Spicer of Loudon, his mainpernors, who 
have undertaken to have him before the treasurer andbarons on the quin- 
zaine of Martinmas next, to answer the king for what shall be laid against 
him, and further to do and receive what shall be ordained by the king and 
his council. By C. 



July 30. 
Clarendon. 



Aug. 4. 
Clarendon. 



July 28. 
Clarendon. 



July 8. 
Arundel. 



Aug. 15. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 16. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 2id. 

To the collectors of the tenth last granted by the clergy in the arch- 
deaconry of Winchester. Order to supersede until All Saints next the 
demand which they make on the prior and convent of Bustlesham for that 
tenth for each term of payment, as the king granted to them by charter 
that they should be quit of-all quotas granted by the clergy. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, sheriflfof York, Roger de Blaykeston and Hamo 
de Sessay. Order to release Master Thomas de Luk from prison without 
delay, by a mainprise, as Walter Olyver of London, fishmonger, Robert de 
Mitford of Salisbury and Robert le Fissher of Motesfunt have mainperned 
to have him before the king in chancery on the octaves of the Assumption 
next to answer to the king for the things laid against him and further to do 
and receive what the king's court shall determine, as they arrested Thomas 
by virtue of a commission to arrest all purveyors of the Court of Rome and 
proctors of cardinals sent to accept benefices iij the realm. By C. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
the lands which belonged to William de Roos of Hamelak in that county, 
which are in the king's hand by reason of the minority of William's heir, 
and in the custody of Ralph de Nevill by the king's commission, to hold 
until the heir shall come of age, for the debt in which William at his death 
was bound to the king, so long as those lands remain in the king s hand and 
in Ralph's custody. By C. 

The like to the sheriff of Leicester. 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to certify the king in chancery before 
St. Peter ad Vincula next of the names of all aliens beneficed in that 
diocese ; of the names of the benefices and who reside in their benefices and 
who not. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
The bishop of Durham. 
The bishop of Carlisle. 
All the bishops of Wales. 

Like writs returnable before St. James are sent to the archbishop of 
Canterbury and his other suffragans. 

William de Thorneye of London acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey 
de Thoresby 1001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Walter Dymmok of Lincoln acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Melcheburn, merchant, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 



17 EDWAliJ) ill.— Paiit ± 



225 



1343. 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 28. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 6. 
Kingscliffe. 



Aug. 26. 
Westminster. 



McmJ)r(n}f 2lr/ — r())tt. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Ed[mund] Bacon, clerk, granted 
to John, son of John Bacon, knight, and Margaret his wife, tho reversion 
of a third part of tho manor of Wjdeford, co. Essex, which Nicholas de la 
Beche, knight, and Margaret his wife hold of the inheritance of Edmund as 
IMargarct's dower, Nicholas has attorned himself to the said John and 
Margaret his wife for the fealty of himself and his wife for that third part 
in the presence of Sir Robert de Ufford,earl of Suffolk, Sir Ralph de Neville, 
Sir Peter de Thy, knight, and Nicholas Bonde. Dated at Westminster on 
Wednesday after the Assumption, 17 I'ulward HI. 

Memoranthnn that Nicholas came into chancery at Westminster on 21 
August, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers trepasses and excesses in co. York. Order not to molest Hugh de 
Ulseby and his first mainpernors because Hugh did not come before them on 
the morrow of St. Bartholomew next, and to continue until the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas next the process against Hugh, in the same state in which it 
now is, superseding the exigents promulgated against him, as he cannot 
come before them on the said morrow to answer for divers trespasses for 
which he is indicted before those justices, and for which he found main- 
pernors, because he is now about to set out in the king's service to parts 
beyond the sea, and he has now found John INIalewayn, Robert de Stokton, 
Nicholas de Bannebury of London and John de Ulseby of co. Lincoln who 
have mainperned to have him before those justices on the said quinzaine to 
answer for the said trespasses. By C. 

John de Makelesfeld, parson of Eketon church, diocese of Lincoln, and 
John le Say acknowledge that they owe to William de Byfeld, clerk, IQl. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and the 
ecclesiastical goods of John de Makelesfeld in co. Northampton. 

John de Payneswyk, parson of Hertlegh church, diocese of Rochester, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, 20 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Master John de Thoresby, John de Seint Poul and Thomas de Drayton, 
the king's clerks. Order to receive the great seal in the presence of the 
king's council at London, and to do what pertains to the ofKco of that seal 
as keepers of the same, until further order, as Sir Robert Parvyng, the late 
chancellor, is dead. French. [Faulera.] 

Memoranilum that this writ is on the files among the writs of privy seal 
of this year. 

Memorandum that after the death of Sir Robert Parvyng, who died at 
London in the house of the bishop of Worcester without the bar of the 
New Temple, London, on 26 August, in the morning, Richard de Kirkcbrid 
and Adam Parvyng, Robert's yeoman, who came with the great seal, which 
Robert had in custody, on the Wednesday following about tho hour of 
vespers, to the church of the prior and brethren of the order of the Friars 
Preachers, within the gate of Lodgatc, London, brought the seal in a bag 
under the seals of Master John de Thoresby, keeper of the chancery rolls, 
and of Thomas de Brayton, clerk, who sealed with it by the chancellor's 
order, when he could not travail on account of his infirmity, and delivered 
it to Sir Bartholomew do Burgherssh in a chamber of the said prior and 
brethren, and by reason of on order under the secret seal, Bartholomew 

3058 p 



'226 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Aug. 80. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 30. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 12. 
Clarendon. 



Mcmbraiii' 2[(1 — cont. 

roceivod the seal from them and in the presonee of Roger, bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, William do Cusancia, the treasurer, Walter de 
Manny, John Darcy, the chamberlain, Master John de Otford, keeper of the 
privy seal and others of the council, delivered the seal to Master John de 
Thorcsby and Sir John do Sancto Paulo, clerk, and the said Thomas de 
Ik-ayton on the same Wednesday, to be kept under their seals until further 
order, and they received the seal from him and on Thursday following 
caused it to be opened in a house in the dwelling of the prior and friars 
of Mount Carmel at the hour of tierce and caused divers writs to be sealed 
therewith. [Ibid.] 

Stephen de Mallevill acknowledges that he owes to William de Carleton, 
citizen of London, 81. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled o)i payment. 

To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Galicia, Seville, Cordova, Murcia, 
Jaen and Algarves and lord of the county of Molina. Considering the friend- 
ship between their houses and that disputes have arisen between Alfonso's 
subjects and those of the king, both of Bayonne and English, to remove the 
occasion of such offence the king requests Alfonso to treat with Henry earl 
of Derby and William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, whom the king 
has committed to do this and to arrange some agreement upon this matter 
with them, which the king will confirm. [Fcvdera.] 

Ralph de Wylynton, knight, puts in his place John Spakeman and John 
de Codyngton the younger to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
2001. made to him in chancery by James de Audeleye. 

To John de Monte Gomeri, John de Percebrigg, William atte Wode, 
the king's serjeant at arms, and William de Whiteby of Yarmouth 
appointed to arrest all ships which were arrested because they did not come 
to the king's last passage to parts beyond the sea, and to do certain other 
things contained in their commission. Order not to molest or aggrieve 
Richard de Westsale of Boston, William de la Dale and Alexander de 
Shadeworth, as they set out with William Trussel to Flanders in the king's 
service, for William's passage to those parts, with two ships which were 
arrested for the said passage, as William has certified to the council. 

The like to the bailiffs and lawful men of Boston for the same. 



Aug. 20. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 6. 
Kingsclifie 



Sept. 4. 
NottinL'hara. 



MEMBRANE 2Sd. 

To the abbot of Whalleye. Prohibition to go out of the realm to parts 
beyond without the king's licence, upon pain of forfoiiure, as the king has 
learned that he proposes to do this, contrary to the proclamation. 

Thomas Deumars of Ebesham, of co. Surrey, acknowledges that he owes 
to Thomas de Oxenford of London, cook, 24/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

To the captains, burgomasters, advocates, ecltevins,coiis[.\ls, tradesmen {i^nti 
(/(',s w(('/.s7/V/\s) and all the good commons of the three good towns of Flanders. 
Notification that the merchants of England have complained to the kmg that 
at the request of certain persons of Flanders, who wore then of the county 
of Flanders, of the council of the court of Flanders, the court granted an arrest 
against the merchants by which they were imprisoned and nuisoinod and 



17 EDWARD TIL— Paut ± 



227 



1343. 



Aug. 28. 
Kingscliffe. 



Sept. 6. 
Nottingham, 



Aug. 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 23f/ — c<))it. 

lost their goodg to tho sum of 6,()00L as thoy Scay, contrary to thoir fran- 
chises and charter granted by the captains, etc. which guarantees them for 
sixty days to leave Flanders in case of injury or war, without any hindrance, 
wherefore the said merchants have besought the king to provide a remedy, 
and the king after deliberation with tho council has appointed Sir Philip 
de Weston, canon of St. Peter's, York, John Castr', archdeacon of tho 
East Riding, and Thomas do Melchehurn, niayor of tho staple, to go to the 
captains, etc. with full power to sue for damages to the said merchants, 
wherefore the king requests the captains, etc. to hear the plaint of the mer- 
chants and after enquiry made to cause the complement of justice to bo 
done to them, giving the said clerks and mayor their assistance and 
counsel. French. [Foedera.] 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to make known to Henry de Ferariis 
and Margaret his wife that they be in chancery on the octaves of the 
Nativity of the Virgin next for the partition of the fees and advowsons 
which belonged to Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, and 
to receive the purparty touching them, as after Theobald's death the king 
rendered to Bartholomew de Burgherssh and Elizabeth his wife, to Thomas 
de Furnivall and Joan his wife, now deceased, to William le Blount, 
deceased, and Margery his wife and to Henry and Margaret his wife, the 
said wives being Theobald's daughters and heirs, the purparties touching 
them of the lands which belonged to Theobald, after taking the fealties and 
homages due, and now Bartholomew and Elizabeth have besought for their 
purparty of the knights' fees and advowsons, and the king has given them 
the said octaves to receive their said purparty. The king has ordered the 
sheriff of Sussex to cause Mark Husee and the said Margery whom he has 
married, and the sheriff of Derby to cause Thomas son and heir of the said 
Thomas Furnival and Joan, whose homage the king has taken, to be present 
at the said partition in chancery on the said day. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses in co. York. Order not to aggrieve Robert de 
Denton for not coming before them before the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
next, to answer for the trespasses whereof he is indicted, and to continue in 
the same state in which it now is, until the said quinzaine, the process 
made against him, superseding the promulgation of exigents against him, 
as he is going to divers parts of the realm in the service of the king and of 
divers merchants to whom the king has sold the customs for a certain 
time, and he has found for the king Reginald de Conductu, William de 
Melcheburn, Henry de Braibrok, Peter de Pakenham, John Joye and 
Nicholas de Bokhurst of the city of London, who have mainperned to have 
him before those justices on the said quinzaine to answer for the said 
trespasses, and for tho greater security Robert has bound himself to pay 
2001. to the king by a recognisance made in chancery if he does not then 
appear. By C. 

To H. bishop of Rochester. Although the king lately forbad him to 
present any parson to the church of Esshe near Faukeham, which is void, 
it is said, concerning the advowson whereof a contention is moved in the 
king's court between Otto de Grandissono and the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England, until it has been discussed in that court 
to whom the advowson pertains, yet because Otto has acknowledged before the 
king in chancery that he has no right in the advowson, granting that the prior 
shall present for this term : the king orders the bishop to do his office, 
notwithstanding tho said prohibition or Otto's reclamation. 



228 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Sept. 8. 
KingsclitTe. 



Sept. 12. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 14. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 2B<I — cont. 

To John do Moinbury and llohorfc do Somerton. Order to deliver to the 
friiirs of Mount Carniel 9 acres of meadow in Taunton, which Walter 
do Meriot, clerk, granted to the king by deed, and which the king appointed 
John and Robert to receive in his name and to continue the seisin until 
further order, and afterwards the king granted that meadow to the prior 
and friars of Mount Carniel for building a churcli andJiouses necessary 
for their habitation there, notwithstanding the statute of mortmain. 

To John de Ilardeshull, Tanginus du Chastel and John de Castidele, 
supplying the place of the king and of John duke of Britanny and count 
of Mounford in Britanny. Order to cause divers ships with salt and other 
goods therein, arrested by them by reason of the war with France, to be de- 
arrested without delay and delivered to divers merchants of Normandy and 
Picardy and to the masters and mariners of the ships, if they find that the 
ships etc. were taken after the publication of the truce, as the king has 
received the petition of the said merchants beseeching him to provide a 
remedy, as after the truce they caused ships to be laded at la Bay in Peyto 
with salt and other goods, and wished to have them taken to a port in the 
duchy of Normandy, but John and the others caused several of the ships to 
be arrested on the sea coast near the port of le Brest, pretending that they 
were in war against the king. By petition of C. 

John Giffard of Bures acknowledges thatie owes to Ralph de Rest wold, 
80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Sept. 16. Robert de Uftbrd, earl of Suffolk, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Westminster, de Ferariis, knight, 500/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk. 

Ca)tcelle(l n)i jiai/ment, acknoaiechjed hi/ Thomas before Master John de Offord, 
the chancellor. 

Thomas de Ferariis, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Ufford, earl of Suffolk, 5001. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 

Ca)icelled on j>aijiiu'nt, acknowledtjed by the earl and the chancellor received 
the acknouledymcn t. 

Sept. 17. Robert son of John Huberd of Herlawe acknowledges that he owes to 
Westminster. John de Neuport 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Andrew atte Cartestrcte of Hethefeld and Richard de Flode of Ukkefeld 
acknowledge that they owe to IMaster Walter de Lyndrigg 10/. ; tobe levied 
etc. in CO. Sussex. 

Sept. 20. Hugh de Berewyk acknowledges that he owes to Ralph baron of Stafford 
Westminster. 120/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Master Bernard Dallyng acknowledges that ho owes to Robert do Multon 
40s-. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Sept. 1-4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive the 
Westminster, proffer of Edward do Crotyng, slieriff' of Norfolk and Suffolk, from his 
attorney for this turn, as ho cannot appear to nuike liis proffer before them 
at Westminster on the present morrow of Michaelnms, because he is 
appointed justice to hoar and determine divers trespasses and excesses in 
in those counties. By K. 



17 EDWAIU) III.— Part 2. 



229 



1343. 

Sept. 22. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 17. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 2S(l—nint. 

John (le Roos of Ingmanthorp acknowledges that ho owes to William 
Marmyon of Kysohy, knight, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and cliattels in. co Lincoln. 

John Swetyng is sent to the prior and convent of Pritcrwcll to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as Peter Burgulon, the king's 
Serjeant at arms, deceased, had there. By p.s. [15611.] 



Aug. 11. 
Clarendon. 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 21. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 23. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 8. 
Corfe. 



July 27. 
Clarendon. 



MEMBRANE 22r/. 

Brother Nicholas, prior of Holy Trinity, London, acknowledges for 
himself and convent that they owe to Nicholas de Oxon[ia], parson of 
Wymynton church, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother William, abbot of king's Beaulieu, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Adam Brabacioun, citizen and fishmonger of 
London, lOQl. ; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton. 

John de Grantham, citizen and merchant of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to John Godhyne of Marlebergh, merchant, 405Z. 4.s. Qd. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on paymejit acknoicledf/cd by Henry so7i of Henry Flcmijng, one of 
the executors of the uill of Henry liussel of Salisbury, one of the executors of the 
rcill of John Godhyne. 

Thomas le Fuer is sent to the prior and convent of Goldeclyf to receive 
such maintenance in that house as Geoffrey de Hurst, deceased, had there 
at the late king's request. By p.s. 

Thomas Gisors of London acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de 
Bereford 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit Richard 
de Cressewell and William de Longele, whom Andrew de Bures has attorned 
in his place to recite his account for the time when he was one of the 
collectors in co. Suffolk of the wool granted in the last parliament, on the 
octaves of Michaelmas next, as at the instance of Elizabeth de Burgo, upon 
whose affairs Andrew is engaged, the king has granted that he may do the 
premises by fit attorney. By K. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or 
to him who supplies his place. Order not to molest John de la Bere, 
verdcrer, John de Brommore, William de Wodefeld, Andrew de Canterton, 
Richard do Ijutsterne, John de Burghle, John de Romesie, Nicholas de 
Dupcdone, Richard Trenchard, William Cole, Henry Goundevyle, Thomas 
Patrych, Robert do Mnrdyng, Richard Reyson, William Punchardon, John 
Monok, William atte Doune, William de Halebourne, John Arney, forester, 
William do Ousmundesle and William do IJoukhampton for not coming 
before him Jit I'caulieu on the present Friday as ho has warned thcsra, because 
they are placed in inquisitions at Winchester before Robert Parvyng, the 
chancellor, and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and felonies in co. Southampton, and they make continual stay 
there by order of the justices during their sessions. 



230 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Aug. 24. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 27. 

Uertford. 



Aug. 27. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 1. 
Kingscliffe 



Membrane 22d — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas Visdelu, knight, to Sir Robert de Ufford, 
earl of Suffolk, Sir Peter dil Ty, knight, William de Culfo, clerk, and 
Nicholas Bonde, ot all his right and claim in the manors of Stuttone and 
Shottele with all their appurtenances. Witnesses : Sir John de Loudham, 
Sir Robert Bacon, knights ; Richard do Loudham, Thomas de Sheltone. 
Dated at Shottele on Saturday the morrowof the Assumption, 17 Edward III. 

Memoiandum that Thomas Visdelu came into chancery at Westminster 
on 25 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard Talbot, knight, 1,800Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de la Ryvere, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
dc Bohun, earl of Northampton, 300Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de la Ryvere, knight, to Sir William de 
Bohun, earl of Northampton, and Elizabeth his wife, of all his right 
and claim in a marsh called ' Middilwyk ' in Foulnesse in the hundred of 
Rocheford, co. Essex, with all its appurtenances and profits. Witnesses : 
Sir John de Nevill, Sir Oliver de Bohun and Sir John de Peyton, knights, 
John Botiller, Walter Odyn, John Berlond, Peter Cosyn, William 
Paclisham, William de Dersham. Dated at Rocheford on Monday after 
St. Bartholomew, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 27 
August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Nicholas de Teukesburi has 
recovered in the king's court execution of a law merchant for 300/. against 
John de Somery by virtue of which recovery execution is done to him of the 
manor of Suthhiwissh near Kyngesbrugg and other lands in Luscombe, 
Lindrich and Excestre, to have until the debt and damages are levied, 
Nicholas has granted the said manor and lands to Sir Walter de Mauny 
together with the goods and chattels, to hold until he has fully levied the 
debt, in accordance with the statute. Dated at Rosamond on 27 August, 
17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Nicholas came into chancery at London on 29 August 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Moubray, knight, lord of Brembre, acknowledges that he owes 
to Richard de Karliolo and John de Cicestr[ia] , citizens of London, 100/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on jiayment. 

Thomas de Melcheburn and William do Melcheburn acknowledge that 
they owe to Isabel, late the wife of Robert Parvyng, 100/. ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same Thomas and William acknowledge that they owe to the said 
Isabella 100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Thomas de Melchobourn and 
William his brother, merchants, are bound to Isabel late the wife of Sir 
Robert Parvyng in 100/. by a recognisance nuide in chancery to W paid at 
the Purification next, Isabel grants that if William deliver to her 1) cups 



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231 



1343. 



I^Tcmhrane 22(1 — cont. 



and 4 'ewers' of silver weighing 29^. 7s. 1^/., which cups and ewers shall 
be gilt, and also a chest full of vestments and other goods at the said feast, 
at London, wliich things she has undertaken to keep safely in the meantime, 
then the said recognisance shall be null and void. Dated at the Carmelite 
friars in London, on Tuesday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 
17 Edward IIL Fre»rh. 

Memorandum that Isabel came into chancery at London on 1 September 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Sept. 3. 

Kingscliffe. 



Aug. 16. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 1. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 2. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 21d. 

Eichard de Killum acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Suthewell, 
clerk, 40.S. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northumberland. 

To the sheriff of York. Order as at another time to cause all the 
wapentakes and hundreds in that county separated from the county to be 
reunited to the same and taken into the king's hand, placing such bailiffs 
as have lands in those bailiwicks, for whom the sheriff shall answer, and if 
he wishes to demise them atfermhe shall demise them at the ancient ferm 
without any increment, in accordance with the statute passed in the parlia- 
ment held at Westminster in the 14th year of the reign ; and he shall 
inform the king of the number and names of the hundreds and wapentakes 
so reunited and of all his action in the matter before Michaelmas next. 

By K. and C. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to enquire concerning 
all those who bought wool below the price ordained at Nottingham in the 
last parliament held at Westminster and to do certain other things 
contained in the letters patent, in co. York. Order to retain secretly in 
their possession all indictments or presentations upon certain persons who 
have hitherto bought wool under the said price, without doing further 
execution thereupon, and to supersede the taking of such indictments and 
presentations until they are further informed by the king and his council, 
on account of certain causes whereof they are not informed by the king and 
council. By K. and C. 

To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Galicia, Seville, Cordova, 
Murcia, Jaen and Algarves, and lord of the county of Molina. The king 
has heard the plaint of Garcias Hernant de Verger of the vicomtc of Ort 
in the duchy Aquitainc, his yeoman and merchant, containing that whereas 
he loaded a ship called ' la Seinte Marie' with divers merchandise to unstated 
value at la Baye in the port of Frete in the Isle of Bun at the time of the truce 
with France and wished to take the ship to Normandy to traffic there, certain 
malefactors of Font Arabia, Seint Sebastian, Gatary, Mortico, Lagety, 
Vermeye, Gornis, Portegalat, Villevau, Castro, Laredo, Seint Ander, 
Seint Vincons do la Barkeyre, Abilhcs, Arribeden, Viverro, la Croinhe, Noie 
Fount debetre and Bayene Dcmyor of Alfonso's lordship came in ships of 
war, attacked the said ship and took it with its tackle, price 170^. with the 
freight, price OOZ. and all the goods therein, to writ 400 quarte.'sof salt price 
'601. 30 pairs of plate bassinets and pisons (pisanarum) withaventails, price 30^. 
54 dozen wool, 24 cloth and 12 arbalests price 12Z ; cloth of divers colours 
price '601. divers kinds pitch price 151. and beds, coffers, cloth and jewels of 
the mariners of the ship, price 40Z. and no satisfaction has been done to 



'2B2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1343. 



Sept. G. 
Westminster 



Sept. IS. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 3. 
KinKsclille. 



Sept. 16. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 21. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 21(1 — co7it. 

Garcias, as the king has learned by the letters patent of the castellans and 
those supplying the place of the lords of Rays and of Machecol and of 
Milo do Tears, lord of Pousaugcs in the parts of Boyng in the said duchy, 
shown before the king in chancery, whereupon Garcias has besouglit the 
king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore requests Alfonso to cause the 
due and speedy complement of justice to be done to Garcias upon the 
recovery of the said ship and goods, as he would wish the king to deal with 
his subjects in the like case. [Fcedera.] 

To brother Robert do Westwode. Prohibition upon pain of forfeiture to 
go to parts beyond the sea without the king's special licence, as the king 
has learned that he proposes to go thither and then reveal the secrets of 
the king and his realm to his adversary of France. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to take inquisition upon the 
following matters and send it to chancery without delay, as at the suit of 
certain men and merchants of England and Flanders complaining that 
certain subjects of the count of Hainalt, Holland and Seland, of Durdraght 
and Middelburgh had attacked a ship called ' la Katcrine ' of Yarmouth, 
laden with divers merchandise in the port of Swyne in Flanders, had killed 
the men therein and carried otl" the ship with its tackle, price Sol., and 
10 sacks of wool, price 100 marks, 4 milia of tin, price 20/., 600 quarters of 
gross salt, price 9/. and 100s. in coined money, found therein, and did their 
will therewith, the king several times requested the count to cause justice to 
be done but the count has been altogether lacking in justice, wherefore the 
merchants have besought the king to grant a restitution of their goods 
upon the goods of the men of Durdraght and Seland and elsewhere in the 
count's power, in the realm, and tlie king wishes first to learn what goods 
and merchandise were taken from the merchants, how many of their men 
were killed, by whom, in what manner, the value of the said goods, into 
whose hands they came and who were the owners thereof. By C. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to take Philip de Acton and have him 
before the council on the morrow of Michaelmas at latest to answer upon 
certain things which will be set forth on the king's behalf, and further 
to do and receive what shall then be determined. ' By C. 

To the sherifT of Oxford and Berks. Order to cause Walter Roger of 
Stowe, AYilliam de Evesham, Richard de Chiriton and John de Astewyk to 
come before the king and his council at London or ^Yestminste^ by the 
morrow of Michaelmas next, to inform the king and his council upon 
certain things, and to do and receive what shall be determined by the 
council. By K. andC. 

To William Trussel, justice appointed with other lieges to continue the 
processes begun before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Wilts. Onler to 
inspect the rolls of Robert and send the tenors of all indictments and 
presentations against Walter atte Borgh, Stephen Cnourand John Swalolif 
with the things touching them to the king in chancery without delay, so 
that the king may be better informed what fines are to be received, according 
to the ordinance, and to supersede the exigent against the said Walter, 
Stephen and John until further order. By K. 

Master John de Stratford, cook, is sent to the abbot and convent of 
St. Benet, Holm, to receive such nuiintenanco in that house for life as 
John Chircheman, deceased, had at the king's request. IW p.s. [156i)l.J 



17 K])WAUI) 111.- Paut 2. 



233 



1343. 



Sept. 23. 
Woodhara. 



Sept. 23. 
Westminster 



Mciiihj'anc 21'/ — (■())!(. 

Enrolment of p^rant by Thomas do Lanc^cford to Simon de Assh and 
Walter do Yldisleo, clerks, of his manors of Lanfjjoford and Cackebcre, co, 
Devon, and his manor of Fifhid, co. Somerset. Witnesses : John de Acton, 
John de Clevedon, John Trevet, William llodenaye, John Dauny, William 
Pippard, knii^hts, William Ilolcwey, John Chalouns. Dated at Winchester 
on Friday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 17 Edward 111. 

Mcmorcuiilitm that Thomas came into chancery at London on 22 Septem- 
ber and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Brother Nicholas, prior of Holy Trinity, London, acknowledges that they 
owe to John Oweyn of Pulteneye -iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the city of London. 

John de Standerwyk, the king's serjeant, is sent to the prior and con- 
vent of Montacute to receive such maintenance there for life as John Alayn, 
deceased, had there at the late king's request. By p.s. 



MEMBRANE 20(1. 

Memorandum that at IMichaelmas, Master John de Thoresby and John de 
Sancto Paulo being called before the king in the new chamber of W^est- 
minster, upon the water, the king delivered to them the great seal, which 
they delivered sealed to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, who 
caused it to be opened there and sealed five charters of pardon for felony 
therewith, when he delivered the seal to the king, who delivered it to 
Robert de Sadyngton in the presence of the earl and of Sir Bartholomew 
de Burgherssh, Sir Robert de Ferrar[iis], Sir Reginald de Cobham, Sir 
Giles de Bello Campo and others of the king's council and household, and 
Robert after having taken oath as chancellor, received the seal from the 
king and took it away in a bag under his seal, and on 1 October, he caused 
the bag to be opened at W^estmiuster, and letters patent and close writs to 
be sealed with the said seal in the presence of the clerks of chancery, 
[Fuller a. '\ 

Sept. 2. To the burgomasters, I'clwvuis and consuls and the lawful men of Bruges. 

Westminster. Request to aid Thomas de i\Ielechebourn, mayor of the staple at Bruges, 
whom the king has appointed to make scrutiny of ships coming to Flanders 
with wool, hides and fells, and to take the forfeitures of such wool etc. 
which are not coketted or customed, with request to permit Thomas and 
his deputies to take such forfeitures and make scrutiny. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The advocates, echevins, consuls and lawful men of Ipre. 
The captains, echevins, consuls and lawful men of Ghent. 

Sept. 8. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to deliver to William de Bohun, earl 

Nottingham, of Northampton, or to his attorney, sufficient carriage for divers victuals for 
the maintenance of himself and others going with him to Scotland to raise 
the siege of Loghmaban castle, now besieged by tlie Scots, and which he 
has bought for the munition and salvation of that castle, from the places in 
that bailiwick where the victuals now are to the said castle, at the earl's 
own cost. By K, 

Oct. 15. John de Pulteneye, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 

Mortlake. Colurabariis, of CO. Kent, 100 marks ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 



234 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343, 



Sept. 24. 
Woodham. 



Membrauc 20(/ — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Pultoncyc, knight, to Thomas de 
Cohnnbariis of a yearly rent of 10 marks, to be received for life of his 
manor of Plomstedo and of all the lands which he acquired of John 
Tappenese in eo. Kent, to bo paid at Penshurst, and also he has granted to 
Thomas a robe and winter coat yearly of the suit of his yeoman and a 
cartload of hay and another robe for his servant yearly, befitting his estate, 
to be received for Thomas's life, for which rent, robes, coat and hay John 
binds himself, the said manor and lands. Dated at Westminster on Thursday 
after the Translation of Bt. Edward the king, 17 Edward IIL 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Sir John de Pulteneye, 
knight, is bound to Thomas de Columbers in 10 marks yearly rent, a 
robe and a coat of the suit of the esquires for himself and a robe for his 
servant, for Thomas's life, and because John is bound to Thomas in 100 
marks by the preceding recognisance, Thomas grants that if John pay him 
5 marks at Easter next and 5 marks at Michaelmas following, together with 
the said robes and coat, and pay them yearly for Thomas's life, then the 
said letters for a yearly rent and the said recognisance shall be null and 
void, but otherwise they shall remain in force. Dated at London as aforesaid. 
FrmrJi. 

Miinorandinn that John and Thomas came into chancery at Westminster 
on the said day and acknowledged the preceding deed and indenture. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to supersede the levying of all the issues 
of fines and amercements made by Robert Russel before Robert Parvyng 
and his fellows, late justices appointed to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses in that county, because the king has assigned all 
those issues to Henry, earl of Derby, together with a fine which Robert 
made with the king for pardon of certain trespasses contained in the 
king's letters patent, in part satisfaction of certain debts in which the king 
is bound to the earl. By p.s. [15674.] 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 27. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 22. 
Loudon. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 19(1. 

John de Roos of Ingmanthorpe acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Pettenhale, knight, 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh de Donecastr[ia], parson of Brigham church, acknowledges that 
he owes to John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Cumber- 
land. 

To Leo, king of Aimcnia. The king has received his letters by his 
ambassadors, and thoy have caused him both sorrow and joy ; borrow 
because of the persecution of the infidels to which Leo's realm is subjected, 
joy at his resistance ; the king is grieved that his territories are invaded, to 
the shame of Catholic princes, and he would succour him if the great war 
did not prevent, but that over ho will do what he ought. [Fmhra.] 

Robert de Bolyngton acknowledges that ho owes to brother Philip de 
Thamo, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, {i(h.; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co.. Essex. — 
The chancellor received the uckuowled''ment. 



17 EDWAllD 111.— Part 2. 



235 



1343. 

Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 2. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 
Westminster, 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane Idrl --rant. ./ 

John Breton of co. Kent acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Skeryngton, clerk, 40.s'. ; to bo levied etc. in co. Kent. 

William Balleof Wardun and John son of John de Morwoll acknowledge 
that they owe to William do Loyce3tr[ia] 100.v. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Bedford. 

John de Yakeslee of London, * pavilioner,' acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Lyndelowe, merchant of Beverley, 400^. ; to be levied etc. in 
London. 

To the sheriff of Southampton, Order to cause Roger Lisewy, Thomas 
le Vavasour, John de Gymmynges, John de Wivyle, Robert de Wivyle, 
Thomas de Godyton, William Passelewe, Robert Urry, John de Compton, 
John Moryn, Henry atte Hale, Robert de Lile and John Sumpter of the 
Isle of Wight to have respite until the quinzaine of Hilary next for all 
forfeited issues adjudged upon them both before Robert Parvyng and his 
fellows and the abbot of Hyde and his fellows, justices lately appointed to 
hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, and 
before William Trussel and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine such trespasses in that county, in accordance with the king's 
grant to Roger and the others, of his special favour. By p.s. [15G90.] 

Alan de Conductu, citizen and vintner of London, puts in his place 
William de Shiltwod and John de Cornewail to prosecute the execution of 
a recognisance for 50 marks to him in chancery by John son of John de 
Stebenhethe, clerk. 

John de Wyk, parson of Northluffenham church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Wyk, citizen of London, 201. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Rutland. 

To W^illiam Trussel and his fellows, justices appointed to continue the 
processes begun before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, late justices 
appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Wilts. 
Order to supersede promulgating exigents against brother John de Tynterne, 
abbot of Malmesbury, brother John de Rodebourn, monk of that abbey, and 
Henry de Badmynton, by reason of indictments or presentations made 
against them for felonies of trespasses before either of the said justices, 
continuing any processes against them until the morrow of Hilary next. 

By K. and C. 

Memorandum that William Baril of Clyvc ca!nc into chancery at West- 
minster on 9 October and acknowledged that he had received from Henry 
de Ingelby 20 marks for the use of the executors of Thomas Bisshop, late 
parson of the church of Weston Underegge, diocese of Worcester, in part 
payjuent of 201. in which Henry was bound to the said executors by his 
letters obligatory. 

Fulc Payforrer acknowledges that he owes to John Frere of Strode, the 
younger, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Henry atto Gate acknowhidgcs that he owes to John Frere of Strode, the 
younger, 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in the same county. 

Richard de Weyhurst of Ruggewyk acknowledges that ho owes to Alan 
de Boys, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 



236 



CALENDAR 0¥ CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Oct. 10. 
Westiuinstei'. 



Oct. 14. 
Mortlake. 



Oct. 8. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 21. 

Eising. 



Mrmhrane \\)(l — cant. 

Brother Hugh do Lovom, ahhot of IMcaux, diocoso of York, acknowledges 
for himself and convent that they owe to Hugh do Glanvill of Swafham 
Bolbek, clerk, 1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Thomas de Cotyngham, parson of CJreudon church, diocese of Lincoln, 
and Walter Power, parson of Wath chiu-ch, diocese of York, acknowledge 
that they owe to Hugh de Glanvill of Swafliam Bolbek, clerk, 50/. ; to be 
levied etc. in cos. Lincoln and York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Wystaneswyk puts in his place Philip de Alcestr[ia], clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 210/. made to him in chancery 
by John do Ellerker, parson of Leveryngton church. 

Adam atte Halle of Baldok acknowledges that he owes to Theobald de 
Lughton 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 

Robert Daunvers acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de la Beche, 
archdeacon of Berks, 1,000/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

To the prior of Lewes. Prohibition upon pain of forfeiture to pay any 
sum of money in gold or silver to his superior in parts beyond the sea, as 
the king caused that priory and all other possessions of the alien religious 
in the realm to be taken into his hand, bv reason of the war with France, 
and now he has learned that the prior intends to pay money to his said 
superior under colour of an order of the superior to pay three tenths and 
three procurations of the priory to him. By K. 

[Full era.'] 
■ The like to twenty other priors. [Ibid.] 

James de Lym, son of Henry de Lym of Southampton, acknowledges that 
he owes to John de Weston justa Baldok, clerk, 200 marks; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 



MEMBRANE l&d. 

Oct. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release 

Westminster. John de Portenarc from prison by a mainprise, as he is detained in 
the Fleto prison for the arrears of his account and other causes touching 
the king, and he has found Dinus Forcetti, Thomas de Peruchfiis], 
Joctus de Peruch[iis], Thonuis de Gisors of London, Robert de Stotton, 
Peter le Spicer and Gorus le Spicer of London, his mainpernors, who have 
undertaken in chancery to have him before the treasurer and barons on the 
quinzaine of Hilary next, to answer tho king, and further to do and receive 
what shall then be determined by the council. By C. 

Oct. 10. Walter son of Edmund Heylot of Lesynghani acknowledges that he owes 

Westminster, to tho abbot of Bec lierlewin and to brother Richard de Boausevall, fellow 
monk of that abbot, 800 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chatt(ds in co. Norfolk. 

Brother Ralph, master of the house of St. Mark, Billeswyk near Bristol, 
acknowledges for himself and his fellow brothers of that house, that they 
owe to William de Langeford of Bristol 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goixh in co. Somerset. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 287 



1343. 



]\Ic'mbrane ISd — (-(dU. 



Enrolment of assignment of clowcr mado to Elizabeth late the wif(! of 
Anthony cle Lucy, on Saturday before Michaelmas in the 17th year of the 
reign, by William de Felton, escheator in co. Nortlnnnbcn'huid, of all the 
lands whereof Anthony died seised in his demesne as of fee ; tlio manor of 
Langeley, worth 20Z. On. Hil. yearly, except loss ; the liamlct of Lipwood, 
worth 83.S. 8(/. yearly except loss ; 8G.s. 6^/. yearly rent of the fcrms of 
the burgesses of llaydenhrig ; 7Bs. id. yearly rent of tlie ferms of the tenants 
at will of Ratonrawe ; 8G.s. yearly rent of the ferms of the free tenants there ; 
a third part of the mill of Ilaydon, moulter of Fourstancs and Wardon 
Minere, perquisites of court with 70-s". yearly ; a certain waste land called 
' Greggisfeld,' which used to render 10s. yearly and now renders nothing ; 
a third part of the profits of the fair and market held there and a third part 
of the passage across the Tyne there. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to the said Elizabeth made on the 
morrow of the Assumption in the said year by Hugh de Moriceby, escheator 
in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancaster : a third part of a water 
mill for corn at Cokermouth, extended at 81. yearly ; a third part of a fulling 
mill there, extended at 20s. yearly ; a third part of a pond or fishery there 
extended at Ql. 13.s. id. yearly ; a third part of 61.s. 3hl. yearly rent issuing 
from free burgages in the town of Cokermouth ; a third part of the profits 
of a fair held there once yearly at Michaelmas, the toll and profit whereof 
are extended at 40s. yearly ; a third part of a weekly market there, every 
Monday, the toll whereof is extended at Ql. yearly ; a third part of the 
profits of measures and brewing in Cokermouth, extended at 41. yearly ; a 
third part of dyeing of that town, extended at 6.s. 8'/. yearly ; a third 
part of the perquisites of court of the town, extended at 10.s. yearly ; a third 
part of the perquisites of the court of Cokermouth of free tenants who owe 
suits there, extended at 5.s. yearly ; a third part of the wood of AUerdale 
with a third part of the perquisites of court of that wood and other profits 
thereof, extended at 50s. yearly ; a third part of the pannage of that wood, 
estimated at 10s. yearly ; a third part of certain agistments in Skythowe, 
extended at 20s. yearly ; a third part of pannage of Derwentfelles, extended 
at 8.S. yearly ; a third part of the fishery of the waters of Derewentwatre, 
Bastenwatre and Crombokwatre, extended at 83s. Ad. yearly ; a third part 
of the fishery of the waters of Brathemyre, Watrehosos, Ternmeran, 
Lousewatre, Buttermere, Flutern, Blathoutern, Strokedaletern, and Hus- 
acreterne, extended at nothing yearly ; a third part of the perquisites of 
court in the parts of Derwentfelles, with a third part of forges, coal, 
dead wood, wood for sale or underwood, extended at GOs. yearly; the hamlet 
of Coldale with appurtenances in the town of Braythwayt, worth 6/. 8s. Id. 
yearly ; the hamlet of Broundholm with Lesakes and appurtenances in 
Braythwayt, worth il. 12d. yearly ; the hamlet of Rogcrsate and Neweland 
with appurtenances in Brathwayt, except the tenements which Robert de 
Stanlawe holds, which render 2 marks yearly, extended at 81. Os. 7<l. yearly ; 
three mills in the parts of Dcrcwentfelles, worth GGs. yearly ; tlie island 
of Herbertholm, worth 12f/. yearly ; the town of Ulnedale, worth 19Z. 2s. 5d. 
yearly ; the town of Caldcbek, worth 27/. 10s. Cy}d. yearly ; a third part of the 
mill of Aspatrik, worth 10/. G^v/. yearly ; 71. KJs. ltd. yearly rent issuing 
from 72 tenants at will in Satmyrthawe and Neuland with their services 
and certain waste tenements which used to render 88s. 7d. yearly ; a third 
part of the mill of Satmyrthawe, worth 14s. 5^(1. yearly ; a third part of all 
wastes, pastures, moors, marshes and turfs within the demesne of Coker- 
mouth, not mentioned above. 



238 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 



Oct. 2L 

llisiiig. 



J\fnubra)U' ISd — co)it. 

Tirricus de Manny puts in his place David de Wolloure and Robert de 
EUorton to prosociito the execution of a recognisance for 1001. made to 
him in chancery by Edmund de Dureme, kniglit. 

The same Tirricus puts in his place William do Hawardyn and John de 
Sauge to prosecute the execution of the same recognisance. 

Walter do Newynton acknowledges that he owes to John de Morton 
106.S-. 8(/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Worcester. 

Robert son of Walter de Newynton acknowledges that he owes to the 
same John de Morton 106s. 8*/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Worcester. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

Enrolment of release by John Jonewy, vicar of Lamburne church, to Sir 
William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and to Elizabeth his wife, of all 
his right and claim in the manor of llarisfeld, co. Gloucester. Witnesses: 
Richard Talebot, Maurice de Berkele, Philip de Boketoft, knights, Gilbert 
de Berewyk, Henry Sturmy, Ralph Mareschal, Walter de Standish, Peter 
Fauelore, William de Dersham. Dated at Harisfeld on Wednesday after 
St. Faith, 17 Edward III. 

Meinorandiiin that John came into chancery at Westminster on 20 October 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 16. To the sheriffs of London. Order to take William de Seintoweyn and 

Mortlake. Hauio de Langywath, and bring them to the Tower of London, to be 

delivered to the constable, or to him who supplies his place there, whom the 

king has ordered to receive them and keep them safely until further order. 

ByC. 

Mandate in pursuance to the said constable, or to him who supplies his 

place. By C. 

Nov. 3. John Payforrer acknowledges that he owes to John Frere of Strode, the 

Langley. younger, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

Salomon Lauvare acknowledges that he owes to John Spicor of Abyndon 
20Z.; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Robert de Holewell acknowledges that he owes to William de Fremes- 
worth 100s, ; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause all the goods which belonged 

Westminster, to a ship called '/a Tarite,' lately plundered at sea by certain malefactors of 
the realm, and in the custody of Thomas de Brayton of Yarmouth, of the 
livery of William Trussell, late admiral of the deet towards the North, to 
be appraised by the oath of lawful men of those parts, certifying the 
treasuror and barons of the exchequer without delay of the said goods, their 
nature and price. 



ME.MBRANE IGd. 

Sept. 20. To William Trussel and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 

Westminster, determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Southampton. Order to 

continue in the same state in which it now is, until their next session, the 

process concerning certain trespasses and conspiracies in that county, 



17 EDWARD ITT.— Part 2. 



239 



1343. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 27. 
Risin". 



Oct. 27. 
Rising. 



AlcDihrdiic KrJ. — cnnt. 

whereof Roger Lysewy, Thomas le Vavasour, John de Gymmynges, John 
de Wyvylo, llobert de Wyvyle, Thomas de Godyton, William PasHolowc, 
Robert Urri, John de Compton, John Moryn, Henry atto Hallo, Robert do 
Lylo and John Burapter were indicted before the abbot of Hyde near 
Winchester and his fellows, late justices appointed to hear and determine 
such trespasses in that county, as for certain causes laid before th(! king 
and his council he wishes that process to be superseded for a certain time. 

ByC. 

William Sauvage, parson of Aston Cauntelo church, acknowledges that 
he owes to Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, 1001. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in CO. Warwick. — William de ShareshuU received the acknowledgment 
by writ. 

To the constable of the Tower of London or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to release John de Rodham by a mainprise, as he was taken 
by Lambert de Altra Petra, the king's serjeant-at-arms, on a suspicion 
that he took non-customed goods out of the realm, and was delivered to 
the constable to be imprisoned in the Tower, and he has found Richard 
Fille of CO. Kent, Michael de Kilvyngton of co. York, William de Kilvyng- 
ton of CO. York, and Adam de Tong, clerk, of the city of London, 
who have mainperned to have him before the king and his council on the 
quinzaine of Hilary next to answer wha* shall be laid against him and 
- - ■ - By G. 



further to do and receive what the king's court shall determine 



Robert Martyn of Yevelton acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Cokeseye 1001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Robert Martyn of 
Jevelton is bound to Hugh de Cokeseye in 1001. by the preceding recog- 
nisance, Hugh grants that if Robert make him have a release' for Emma, 
late the wife of John Byset, of what pertains to him for her dower of the 
manor of Kydermunstre, at Easter next, if Emma live so long, then the 
recognisance shall be null and void. Dated at Worcester, on Tuesday, the 
feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 17 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Hugh came into chancery at Westminster on the said 
day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William son of William atte Halle of Little Stokton, acknowledges that 
he owes to William de Melchebourn 101. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas William son of William 
atte Halle of Little Stokton made the preceding recognisance for 10^. to 
William de Melchebourne, to be paid to him in St. Mary's church, Melche- 
bourne, at Easter next, William de Melchebourne grants that if William son 
of William pay him 20s. yearly rent, then the recognisance shall be null 
and void, but otherwise it shall remain in force. Dated at Westminster, on 
Tuesday the feast of SS. Simon and Judo, 17 Edward III. 

Cancelled because William de Melcheburne was satisfied for all the tilings 
contained therein, as he has acknnv;ledfjed. 

Memorandum that William and William came into chancery at West- 
minster on 27 October and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 



•ill) 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE liOLLS. 



1343. 

Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 28. 
Liuigley. 



Nov. 3. 

Langley. 



Nov. 7. 

Langley. 



Nov. 21. 
Westminster. 



]\l('mbran(' 16 — cn)it. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to make known to John de Kynele, clerk, 
and Richard de Todeworth that they ho in chancery on the morrow 
of Martin. nas to show cause wliy tlioy should not answer to the king 
for the issues of the manor of Knygthteton, co. Wilts, and further to 
do and receive what the king's court shall determine, as it is found hy 
inquisition taken hy Jolm Mauduyt, escheator in that county, that 
Ed|niundJ earl of Arundel held the said manor in his demesne as of fee on 
the day when he forfeited to the late king, and that John occupied the 
nuinor for two years after the earl's death l)y the earl's demise for a term 
of three years, and that afterwards Richard occupied the manor for six 
years by John's demise, and still occnpies it, and the king ordered the 
escheator to cause the manor to be taken into the king's hand and kept 
safely until further order, 

Ralph Marscal of co. Wilts acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Dersham 10^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in that county. 

Henry de Trowenaid of co. Cornwall acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Paston, citizen and spicer of London, 81. Os. 2d.; to be levied etc. in the 
said county. 

Walter de Notehurst and John de Roscampe acknowledge that they owe 
to Reymund de Fargis, cardinal, dean of St. Mary's church, Salisbury, and 
to Master Bernard Vyvent, clerk, 40^.; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

Cancelled on i>aynicnt, acloiou-Ii'df/ed by Bernard. 

Benedict de Ditton acknowledges that he owes to Griffin de Sutton, 
parson of the church of Tendryngg, 40Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Berstaple, Richard Stainer of Ronewell and Richard de Sandhelle 
acknowledge that they owe to William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, 
lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Caneelled un payment, aeknoiiiedyed by Thomas de Merston, executor of the 
earl's irill. 

Enrolment of indenture made on 22 November, 17 Edward III, between 
Sir William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, of the one part, and John de 
Berstaple, Richard Stainer of Ronewell and Richard de Sandhull of the 
other part, testifying that the said John, Richard and Richard are bound to 
the earl in 1001. by the preceding recognisance, and the earl grants that 
if they pay him HOI. yearly for ten years for the ferm of the manor of 
Southanyngfeld, and that they keep the terms contained in an indenture 
made between the earl and them, then the recognisance shall be null and 
void. Dated at London, on the day aforesaid. French. 

Memonindum that the earl and John, Richard and John came into 
chancery at Westminster on 22 November and acknowledged the preceding 
indenture. 

John Lercedekne, knight, puts in his place John de Codyngton the 
younger and Robert de Trewynyan to defend the execution of a recog- 
nisance for 400/. made by him in chancery to Peter do Veel, knight.-- John 
de Sancto Paulo received the attorneys. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



241 



1343. 

Oct. 15. 

VVestminster. 



Nov, 20. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 31. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 7. 
Langley. 



Nov. 4, 
Langley. 



Sept. 20. 
Westniiristt-r. 



To Thomas Crosso, keeper of the p;rciit wardroho. Order to account 
"with Master John de Thoresby, keeper of the chancery rolls, for his fee of 
wax due from the kint?, from 27 Auj^ust last, on which day he began to 
hold the household of chancery after the death of Robert Parvyng, the late 
chancellor, until 4 October following, inclusive, and to pay him what is 
found to be due to him of such fee. 

The like to Reymund Segnyn, the king's butler, for John's fee of wine. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Sir Nicholas de Cantilupo, 
lord of Ilkeston, is bound to Thomas prior of Ilenton, of the Carthusian 
order, in 1,000Z. by a recognisance made in chancery on 26 October, 1848, 
to be paid at Greseleye in the priory of Beau vale {Pulcrv Vallis) at All 
Saints, 184G, the prior grants that if Nicholas, within three years from 
the date of these presents, build at his own cost a fit church and houses, 
sufficient for a prior and twelve monks and their necessary household, and 
endow or enfeoff that house with rents and other reasonable issues to the 
value of 100^. yearly, both of spiritualities and of temporalities, then the 
recognisance shall be null and void, but otherwise it shall remain in force. 
Dated at Westminster on 28 October in the said year. 

Memoyandatn that Nicholas and the prior came into chancery Westminster 
on the said 28 October and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Brother Nicholas de London, prior of Holy Trinity church, London, 
acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to Gilbert de Wygeton, 
clerk, 40i. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Wyn of Chichester acknowledges that he owes to John de Braye, 
usher of the exchequer, 4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

John de Vyeleston acknowledges that he owes to William de Careswell, 
knight, 40^ ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall tourney, joust or seek deeds of arms 
without the king's special order ; if he find any doing this after the 
proclamation he shall take them with their horses, armour and other 
things, without delay, and keep them in prison until further order, 
informing the king of their names. By K. 

[Ftedera,] 

The like to all the sherilTs of England. [Ibid.] 

Agnes late the wife of Hugh de Meryngton and John son of Hugh de 
Meryngton, executors of the will of Hugh de Meryngton of Coven tre, put 
in their place John de Weston, clerk, and William de Kynardby, to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 2iOl. lis. 2d. made to Hugh in the late 
king's chancery by John de Ilastynges. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Canterbury. Order to attach Bernard 
Pouche of Ijurnbardia without delay and keep him in prison until further 
order, informing the king of what they do, as the king has learned from 
the jtlaiiit of Saier Lorymer that Bernard and certain accomplices wished 
to take 7 sarplars of wool at Faversham out of the realm not coketted or 
customed, of which he had laded 3 sarplars in a boat and placed 4 sarplars 
on the quay there ready to place on the boat, and Saier arrested the sarplars 

3058 Q 



242 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROIiLS. 



1343. 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 7. 

Westminster. 



Mnnhrano l^d — cn)>t. 

and placed tliom in a liouse in that town to be kept until further order, and 
Ik'rnard and the others broke the house by force and arms and carried oti" 
the wool and the boat. ]^y K. and C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Faversham. Order to arrest the said 7 
sarplars and 5^ pockets of wool and wool-fells of Roger Sharp of Faversham 
and the boat of NN'illiam AVymond, and deliver them to Saicr, so that he 
may answer for them, and to arrest the said Ikrnard, Roger and William 
and keep them in prison until further order, as Saier afterwards arrested 
54 pockets of wool and wool-fells of Roger, not coketted, in William's boat, 
and put them in the same house with the 7 sarplars, and I>ernard, Roger 
and William broke tlie house and carried off the said wool and fells. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclanuition to be made in that 
bailiwick that no one shall tourney etc. upon pain of forfeiture, without the 
king's special order ; if he finds any doing this after the proclamation he 
shall arrest them without delay and keep them in prison until further 
order, taking inquisition concerning those who have done such things 
before these times, contrary to the proclamation, informing the king in 
chancery of their names and of the names of those whom he has arrested. 

By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of P^ngland. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

Sept. 6. To the prior of Newenham, one of the collectors of the tenth last granted 

Nottingham, by the clergy of the realm in the diocese of Lincoln. Order to supersede 
until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the demand for that tenth made 
upon the abbot and convent of Rameseye, so that in the meantime the 
council may ordain what is just and reasonable, as the abbot and convent 
have besought the king to discharge them of that sum, as although the 
abbey was void by the death of Simon, the late abbot, for three months at 
the time of the collection of the said tenth, and the temporalities of the 
abbey were taken into the king's hand by reason of the voidance and were 
committed to the prior and convent for paying 600 marks to the king, yet 
the prior exacts the said sum of them, and the question has not yet been 
determined by deliberation of the council. 

Sept. 16. John de Cosyngton the elder and John de Cosyngton the younger 

Westminster, acknowledge that they owe to Master John de Eccleshale, canon of 

St. Pauls church, London, and to Master John de Langetoft, clex-k, 100/. ; 

to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 

CO. Kent. 

Sept. 18. Andrew de Sakevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de 

Westminster, la Beche, 300/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment, acknotdedyed by John de Thoresby, attorney of 
Nicholas. 

Nicholas do la Bocho, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Andrew de 
Sakevill, knight, 150/. ; to bo levied etc. in co. Berks. 

Master John de Burghchier, archdeacon of Essex, acknowledges that ho 
owes to Robert do Hurghchier, knight, 600/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels ami ecclesiastical goods in co. Suffolk. 



17 EDWARD III.— Paiit 2. 



•243 



1343. 

Sept. 22. 
Woodham. 



Sept. 10. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 24. 
Woodham. 



Sept. 23. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 
Westminster. 



Metnhraiic \id — cant. 

Gilbert le Palmoro, citizen and mercer of London, acknowledf,'os that be 
owes to Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, 10/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

To the captains, burgomasters, advocates, tWi<'i7».s, consuls and lawful men 
of the towns of (ihent, Prunes and Ypres. On bein<j: lately informed that 
Conrad Braken, scheming to aggrieve Tidemannus Lymbergh, the king's 
merchant, forged a letter obligatory for 210/. under Tideniannus's seal, and 
delivered that letter to one John Rynfyssh, son of a burgess of Bruges, that 
he should extort the 210/. by force from Tidemannus, although he owed 
nothing, as the king has learned from trustworthy testimony, the king 
requested the said captains and others to supersede molesting Tidemannus 
by virtue of the said forged letter, and now the king has learned that 
Conrad is arrested at Bruges for this, and has contradicted the king's letters, 
whereupon the king asks that they will punish him in an exemplary manner. 

Et erat patens. By C. 

William de Bohun, earl of Northampton and constable of England, and 
William de Dersham acknowledge that they owe to Richard earl of Arundel, 
400 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The prior of Rochester and Edmund de Grymesby, clerk, put in their 
place John de Grpnesby, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 
for 225/. made to them in chancery by William, prior of Sempyngham. 

Enrolment of release by Arnold Garcy de Sancto Johanne to the king of 
all his right and claim in the bailwick of Bene and Carbreton in the duchy 
of Aquitaine, which he held of the king's grant. Witnesses : Sir Ralph de 
Stafford, Sir Berard de la Bret, Sir John Brocas, Sir Bernard Brocas, 
clerk, Sir Hugh de Normanvill. Dated at London on 28 August, 1343. 

Memorandum that Arnald came into chancery at the house of the order 
of the Preachers, London, on 24 September, and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to supersede until the quinzaine 
of Hilary next the levying of any issues forfeited by Roger Lisewy before 
Robert Parvyng and his fellows, and the abl>ot of Hyde and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in 
that county, as the king has given him that respite. By p.s. [15666.] 

Brother William de Leycestria, abbot of Merevale {de Mir a Ta/Zc), acknow- 
ledges for himself and convent that they owe to Charles de Stroce, mer- 
chant of Florence, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Warwick. — R. de Sadyngton, 
the chancellor, received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to have the persons of Robert de 
Pykenham, William atte Ferye, John de Bayous, Robert atte Cocke, 
William atte Pende and John de Brigham and others convicted of abstract- 
ing the customs and other excesses before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hear and determine such excesses in ihat city, and 
who are imprisoned in Kewegate, before the chancellor, treasurer and others 
of the council at Westminster on Monday the octaves of Michaelmas, to do 
and receive what shall there be determined. By C. 



244 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 
Oct. 9. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 13. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 17. 

Balilock. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 
Mortlake. 



Oct. 19. 
Mortlake. 



Oct. 21. 

Mortlake. 



Membrane l-lf/ — eont. 

John do Raston of Notinghain acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Bristol! of liondon, ' bocher,' 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

John do Putteford, parson of lU-umpton church, diocese of Rath and 
Wells, and Edward Jloule of London, 'draper,' acknowledge that they owe to 
Elias de (xryniesby, parson of RIorcston church, -10 marks ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Somerset and London. 

Caneelled o)i pai/inent. 

Master Peter de Wymbourn, provost of St. Edmund's church, Salisbury, 
acknowledges that he owes to Master John de Offord, clerk, 25 marks; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Wilts. 

William Morant, knight, John de Cepham, Thomas de Sancto Nicholao, 
William de Eyet, Henry de Stureye and John de Frenestede acknowledge 
that they owe to Dinus Forsetti, Peter Reyner, Chonettus de Jok and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, ilHl. 12.s'. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Kent. — The chancellor 
received the attorneys. 

Caneelled on pai/ment, aclcnouiedijed by Peter Eeyner. 

Simon de Reynham acknowledges that he owes to John de Aspal 20/. ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled un payment. 

To brother Austorgius, prior of Lenton. Order to be before the king and 
his council at Westminster on the morrow of All Souls next, to answer the 
things laid against him. By K. 

William de Blossevill, prior of Haylyng, Peter de Hoo, Robert de Hoo, 
John de Bourhounte and John de Clanefeld acknowledge that they owe to 
Thomas de Drayton of Great Yarmouth CO/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and the prior's ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Southampton. 

Caneelled on payment. 

Brother Philip, abbot of Kymmer, diocese of Rangor, acknowledges for 
himself and convent that they owe to Dinus Forcetti, Peter Reyner and 
Chonettus de Jok, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Salop. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoicledyed by Chonettus. 

Walter de Newynton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Gassy of 
Wych 21/. IGs. 6'/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Worcester. 



The same Walter acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 106^. 
levied as aforesaid. 



to be 



Robert son of Walter de Newynton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
24/. 16.S. 6(/. ; to bo levied etc. in co. Worcester. 



The same Robert acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 106^!. 
levied as aforesaid. 



to be 



Walter de Newynton acknowledges that he owes to John le Brun 
24/. IBs. 4t/.; to be levied etc. in co. Worcester. 



17 EDWAliD iil.—rAiiT 2. 



245 



1343. 



Nov. 4. 
Langley. 



Membrane 14(/ — cunt. 

Robert son of Walter do Ncwynton acknowledges that he owes the same 
John 24/.; to be levied etc. in co. Worcester. 

Walter de Newynton acknowledges that he owes to John de Ruyhalo 
106.9. Sd. ; to be levied etc. in co. Worcester. 

Robert son of Walter de Newynton acknowledges that he owes to the 
same John 106s. 8(/.; to be levied etc. in co. Worcester. 

Walter acknowledges that he owes to Thomas atte More 106.s. 8'/. ; to be 
levied as aforesaid. 

Robert son of Walter acknowledges that he owes to the same Thomas 
106.S. Qd.; to be levied as aforesaid. 

Hugh de Reppes of Lenn acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Codyngton, clerk, 15/.; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE 13d. 

Oct. 1. To the abbot of Bittelesdon. Prohibition upon pain of forfeiture to go 

Westminster, out of the realm to parts beyond without the king's special licence. 



Sept. 28. 
Westminster. 

Oct. 26. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westoinster. 



The like to the abbot of Welbek and the abbot of Crokesden. 

Nicholas de Canti Lupo, knight, acknowledges that he owes to brother 
Thomas, prior of Henton, of the Carthusian order, and to the convent of 
that place, 1,000/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Derby. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on paymetit. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bishop's Lenne. Whereas at the suit of 
certain men and merchants of England and Flanders, showing that certain 
subjects of the count of Hainault, Holand and Seland of Durdraght and 
Middelburgh, had taken a ship called '/a Katerine' of Yarmouth, price 
135/. with the tackle, and 10 sacks of wool, price 100 marks, four iiiilia of 
tin, price 22/., 16 quarters of gross salt, price 9/., and lOO.s. oi coined 
money, laded in that ship, in the port of Swyn in Flanders, the king 
requested the count to cause justice to be done, but he was altogether 
lacking in such justice, as the king has learned by trustworthy testimony, 
wherefore the king ordered the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth to take an 
iuquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that John Swyn, 
master of a ship called ' \(iiiiann('sfrend' of Durdraght, Hauekinus Wyngard, 
Engle van Gayn, Libbe van Gayn, Peter Haynesson, Pelle Gerd, Frois 
Gerd, Soirwe Baldewin van the Lane, Hymon Mews, Clays de Haue, 
Hauekyn Braban, Hauekyn Sweyn, Clays Conyngesson, Teobuan Dengelond, 
Meistre Hauekyn and Gerd liolkyn and the fellow mariners of John 
Sweyn and Copinus Teolcre, master of a ship of Middelburgh, name 
unknown, with otber malefactors of Durdraght and Middelburgh of the 
count's power, on Wednesday, before the Assumption in the 16th year of 
the reign, attacked the said ship ' In Katerine' in the port of Swayn by armed 
force, and killed John le Tournoiir, master of that ship, and fourteen 
mariners there, and they took the ship with the goods therein, and the 10 
sacks of wool, price 100 marks, 4 wilia of tin, price 22/. and 200 quarters of 
gross salt, price 10/. and 60v. in coined money were in the ship, and these 
with the ship and tackle belonged to Roger de ]3ury, merchant, and 400 



246 CALENDAll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1343. 



Membrane i'6<l —cont. 



quarters of gross salt, price 20^ and 40.s-. in coined money and 20 weighs of 
cheese, price 10 marks, belonged to Thomas de Penereth, merchant, and 
that the ship and goods were taken and the master and sailors were killed 
by John Sweyn and the others aforesaid : the king therefore orders the 
mayor and bailitTs to take and keep safely until further order all the 
goods and merchandise of men of the towns of Durdraght and Middelburgh 
up to the sum of HOI. 5;is-, 4*/. in part satisfaction of 16"/. Gn. 8'/., 
certifying the king of the goods which they have arrested and the value 
thereof. The king has ordered the bailiffs of Boston to arrest in like 
manner the goods of men of the said town up to 80/. 53s. 4(/. By C. 

Oct. 20. Mandate in pursuance to the bailiffs of Boston. By C. 

^^'estminster. 

Nov. 3. Thomas de Ferariis, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Bartholemew 

Laiiglej, de Burgherssh 2,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Edmund de Grymesby for 
himself and the prior of Rochester, from William prior of Sempryngham, 
of 135Z. in part payment of 225/. to them acknowledged by the prior on 25 
July in the 16th year of the reign, whereof the execution was afterwards 
adjudged to the prior of Rochester and lulmund in chancery. He also 
grants that the priory of Sempryngham and his convent shall be quit of the 
said sum. Dated at London in the house of Gervase de Wilford, baron of 
the exchequer, in the parish of St. Sepulchre without Neugate, London, on 
Sunday the morrow of All Saints, 17 Edward III. 

Meninraiidioii that Edmund came into chancery at Westminster on 4 
November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that John de Flete, keeper of the king's 
jewels and other things in the Tower of London, has received from brother 
John de Tynterne, abbot of Malmesbury, by the hands of brother Nicholas 
de Circestr[ia] , his fellow monk, 250/. which he was bound to pay to the 
king at All Saints last of the 500/. by which he made tine with the king for 
the pardon of certain trespasses and other excesses, by virtue of a writ of 
the king directing the abbot to pay those 250/. to John. Dated at London 
on 3 November, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 7 November 
and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Nov. 3. To Robert de Wodhous, archdeacon of Richemund, and his fellows, 

Langley. appointed to audit the accounts of the merchants of the society of the Bardi 
for wool, money and jewels and other things received by them from the 
beginning of the 20th year of the late king's reign to a certain time now 
past. Order to cause that account together with the writs, warrants, rolls, 
memoranda and other things touching it to come before the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer without delay, so that they may further do what 
the nature of that account reijuires, after viewing the account and the allow- 
ances and claims made thereon. The king has ordered the treasurer and 
barons to receive the account from them and to do therewith as is just. 

Nov. 14. John de la Ryvere, lord of Tornuu-ton, acknowledges that he owes to 

Liingley. William Archus, 152/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Gloucostor. 



17 EDWAUD III.— Part 2. 



247 



1343. 



Membrane IBd — emit. 

Enrolment of indenture testyfying that Stephen de Cobeham of Tunstall 
has granted to Sir William de Roucestre, vicar of Bordene, and Sir Nicholas 
de Poyns, parson of the church of St. Mary, lloo, all his lands in cos. Kent 
and Sussex, to wit Coumbo in St. Mary, lloo, Mayton, in the town of 
Sturraye, Rudemerigge in the town of St. Mary, Speldhirsth, and his lands 
in Bradegareand Bordene, saving to Stephen the free tenants, the courts, 
the rents, the chapel, the hall, the kitchen and free access, to hold for their 
lives, rendering to Stephen 100^ yearly, Stephen has granted to them all 
his chattels in the said counties. Witnesses: John de Shilford, Henry de 
Bradeland, John attc Broke, Adam atte Forstall, Stephen Proude, William 
Hamound, Roger Shirloke, John Culverdene, Henry Daly, William Psalman, 
Thomas Kyng, Stephen Delhara, Stephen atte Neuland, Thomas de Gren, 
Thomas Gervais, Master Hamoun do Stokel, Stephen Bussh, Thomas de 
Swanton, Richard atte Chirche. Dated at Rodemerigge on Friday after 
Hilary, 13 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum that Stephen came into chancery at Westminster on 15 
November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane 12d. 

Nov. 4. To William Trussel and his fellows, justices appointed to continue the 

Langley. process begun before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Wilts. Roger 
Norman has shown the king that although he has never been an officer or 
minister of the king, has not bought wool below the price ordained at 
Nottingham or done anything whereby he ought to contribute to the com- 
mon fine of ministers and merchants in that county, yet the assessors of 
the 450 sacks of wool of that fine have assessed Roger at 10 sacks for the 
fine, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king 
therefore orders the justices to hear Roger's plaint, calling before them the 
assessors and hearing reasons upon the premises, and if they find that he 
has not been a minister or bought wool as aforesaid then to discharge him 
of the 10 sacks, charging them upon others who are rightly contributable, 
providing that the collection of the wool is in no wise retarded by the 
present order. 

Oct. 28. To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 

Newmarket, the king. Order to receive fines from all those to whom the fines pertain 
and do what is right with others indicted for felony and sedition. 

Byp.s. [15740.] 

Oct. 20. To the sherifi" of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made that no 

Westminster one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall bring into England bulls, processes or 
any instrument prejudicial to the king and his people, and that no one 
shall presume to receive such bulls etc. upon pain of forfeiture ; and to 
make scrutiny upon all coming into the realm, and to take such instruments 
from all upon whom they are found, and to imprison them until further 
order, sending the bulls so taken to chancery from time to time. By C. 

[Fccdera.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Lmcoln, Norfolk, Suftblk, Essex, Hertford, 
Surrey, Sussex, Southampton, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and to 
William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover and warden 
of the Cinque Ports. [Ibid.] 

Alan de Ilauvyle the elder acknowledges that he owes to James de 
Husee of Hampton 2,01. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Berks. 



•248 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1843. 

Nov. 15. 
Langley. 

Nov. 10. 
Ilolewelle. 



Nov. 16. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 1. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 18. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12(1 — cont. 

Richard do Kirkcbride acknowledges that he owes to William de Raven- 
dale, clerk, 6/. 16(/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cumberland. 

Thomas de ^lussenden is sent to the abbot and convent of Persshore to 
receive such maintenance in that house for life as William de Pittc, deceased, 
had there at the king's request. By p.s. [15767.] 

Meinorawluw that Thomas de Hastang delivered in chancery on 
15 November the rolls of himself and his fellows, keepers of the peace in 
CO. Warwick, by the hands of Simon de Donyngton, clerk, and Robert de 
Sadyngton, the chancellor, delivered those rolls, under half the great seal, 
to William Scot and his follows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the 
king, to do therewith in accordance with the king's writ to William under 
the great seal. 

John de Assheby of London and Robert de Leleham of London, fish- 
monger, acknowledge that they owe to Master John de Thoresby, clerk, 
10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the 
city of London. 

To the justices of the Bench. Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of 
Drayton has besought the king to provide a remedy, as she seeks in the 
king's court against Robert son of Roger de Bodenham a third part of a 
messuage, 2 carucates of land, 20 acres of meadow and -10 acres of pasture 
in Pelsale and Walsale, as her dower, of the gift of her husband, and Roger 
in pleading called to warranty Ralph son of Ralph Basset of Drayton, 
kinsman and heir of Ralph Basset of Drayton, whose body and land are in 
the custody of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and because the 
earl, appearing as guardian of the heir, alleged before the justices that he 
held the custody of the heir and of the lands which belonged to Ralph 
Basset of Drayton, tenant in chief, by the king's commission, to hold until 
the heir should come of age, and that he could not answer further without 
the king, the justices have hitherto delayed to proceed in that plea : the 
king therefore orders them to proceed further in that plea and cause the 
speedy complement of justice to be done to Joan, notwithstanding the said 
allegation. 

James Husee and Thomas le fitz James acknowledge that they owe to 
Richard de Birton 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Somerset. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that Thomas son of Alan de Hauvylle has 
inspected a deed of grant of Alan his father to James Husee of Hampton 
of a messuage, a water mill with fishery and all other lands, rent and 
services in Lewerton, and he has ratified this deed to James for life. 
Witnesses: Thomas fitz James, Robert Wamberge, John de Culeye and 
John de Estbury. Dated at Lewerton on Thursday the octaves of 
St. Edmund, 17 Edward III. 

Meinoraitilion that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 20 
November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Robert de Ferariis, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Mareis and 
Richard de Molyns, executors of the will of John de IVllo Campi> of 
Somerset, 200 marks ; to be levied, u\ default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 



Nov. 21. James Husee of Hampton acknowledges that he owes to Alan 

Westminster. Hauvylle juxta Hungerford 20/.; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 



de 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



249 



1343. 



Nov. 1. 
Langley. 



Nov. 25. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12rf — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by Alan de Hauvyllo juxta Hungcrford to James 
Huseo of Hampton for life, of a messuage, a water mill with fishery and all 
lands, rents and the reversion of IH acres of land which Nicholas do 
Hungerford holds for life of his demise, and with the rents, homages and 
services of Uichard Heriton, Walter le Wilde, William Maungor, Roger 
Waterman, Alice Waterman, Alice Ic Bhepherde, with all his other tenants 
in Lewerton near Hungerford, to hold by the service of paying 40s. yearly. 
Witnesses : Thomas fitz James, Robert Wamberge, John de Culeye and 
John de Estbury. Dated at Lewerton on Sunday after St. Edmund, king 
and martyr, 17 Edward HI. 

Meinoiandiim that Alan and James came into chancery at Westminster 
on 22 November and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

William de Porcestr[ia], the king's yeoman, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of Lettele, to receive such maintenance from that house as William 
Vyker, deceased, had there at the late king's request. By p.s. [15719.] 

Richard de Lambeth and William de Norhampton put in their place 
William Hervy, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20^, made 
to them in chancery by John Corbet in the 15th year of the reign. 

Robert de Ufford the younger acknowledges that he owes to W^illiam de 
Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Cancelled on p/ii/ment. 



Nov. 27. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

Henry de Trethewy acknowledges that he owes to AVilliam de Monte 
Acuto, earl of Salisbury, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. 

Cancelled on payment, acknnuiedt/ed by the prior of BuMesham and Robert de 
Burton, executors of the earl's will. 

Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton puts in her place John de 

Tamworth, clerk, to seek and receive in chancery her dowry of the knights' 

fees and advowsons which belonged to her husband, and further to do and 
receive what the king's court shall determine. 

Enrolment of grant by Roger de Faudon to Roger de Chcstrefeld, clerk, 
of all his right and claim in a yearly certain of 10 marks, which he had of 
the grant of the king and his father, to be received for life at the exchequer. 
Witnesses : Master John de Thoresby, keeper of the chancery rolls; John 
de Etton and Roger de Leddobury, chamberlains of the exchequer ; David de 
Woluore, John de Chesterfeld, John de Codyngton, clerks ; and John de 
Bray, usher of the receipt of the exchequer. Dated at Westminster on 
Thursday after St. Katherine, 17 I'jdward HI. 

Mniiorawhiiii that Roger came into chancery at Westminster on 28 Novem- 
ber and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Dec. 1. Alan Ussell of Sidyngbourn acknowledges that he owes to Elias de 

Westminster Grymesby, clerk, 40L ; to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 
< anrelled on pai/nwnt, 

W^illiam de Northo acknowledges that he owes to Richard earl of Arundel 
and Thomas de Wyngcfeld 40/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 
Cancelled on j/rnpneyit. 



260 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE HOLLS. 



1343. 



Nov. 19. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 30. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 2. 
Ditton, 



Mi'inbrnnc 11</ — co)it. 

The abbot of Lottcle puts in his place John do Codyngton, clerk, and 
John Ic Forester of Bolyngdon to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 
for 800/. made to him in chancery by Thomas West, knight. 

The same abbot puts in his place the said John and John, to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 200/. made to him in chancery by 
Henry Doverel of Lettele. 

Robert Gower, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Pulteneye, 
knight, 15/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Suttblk. 

CancclU'ii o)i payment, tJw acknnirlc<h/()iif)it ifcci till hij William de Xeuen- 
ham, cleric, by a irrit uhich is on the files for the Idth year. 

Thomas de Bernak, parson of the church of Stretton super Fosse, 
acknowledges that he owes to Roger de C'loune, clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Worcester. 

L'ancelled on payment. 

John do Bello Campo of Warwick acknowledges that he owes to Queen 
Philippa 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Worcester. — The chancellor received the acknowledgement. 

C'aueelled on payment, acknonledijcd by Richard de Haveneser, clerk, the 
queen's attorney. 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jeru- 
salem in England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of the Hospi- 
tal that they owe to William de Bohoun, earl of Northampton, 400 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lauds and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Philip de Thame, prior of 
the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, is bound to Sir William 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton and constable of England, in 400 marks by 
the preceding recognisance, the earl grants that if the prior pay him 100 
marks at Easter and 100 marks at Midsummer next, in the house of 
Walter Turk, at London, then the recognisance shall be null, but if the 
prior fail at the said terms it shall remain in force. Dated at London 
on 4 December, 17 Edward III. French. 

Meynorandum that the earl came into chancery at Westminster on 
2 December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John de la Broke, parson of 
Dycherigg church, has granted to Thomas Sewale of Wykham the moiety 
of the manor of Great Lynton for life with remainder to John de Knovyll 
and Margaret his wife, as is contained in a tine levied in the king's court, 
John de Knovyll grants that he will not challenge Thonuis for any waste 
or exile of the tenants of the said moiety. Dated at Lynton, co. Cam- 
bridge, on the quinzaine of Martinmas, 17 Edward 111. Witnesses : John 
de Londres, John le Engleys, Gilbert de Berdefeld. French. 

Memoranilitm that John de Knovyll came nito chancery at Westminster 
on 2 December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by GeoflVey son of Robert de Botelesford of Sttnl- 
ham to Henry son of Bartholomew de lUirgherssh, the father, knight, of 
all his right and claim in the manor of Stodham, co. Beilford. Witnesses : 
Sir John de Pulteneye, Sir Thomas do Bourne, Sir Ralph Spigurnel. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



251 



1343. 



Dec. 0. 

Westminster. 



Dec. G. 

Ditton. 



Dec. 11. 
Ditton. 

Sept. 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane lid — cunt. .'' 

Sir Thomas Pccho, Sir llonry dc Chalfhunte, knights, Potor do Gil(losl)nrgh, 
Ivo do Clynton, clei'ks ; Hugh dc JJerowyk, Roger do Pikoryng. JJatcd at 
London on 4 December, 17 Edward 111. 

Mnuomuthnn that Geoffrey came into chancery at th(! house of Carmelites, 
London, on 6 Decembesr, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Moubray, lord of the island of Haxiholm, and Robert de Saxton 
acknowledge that they owe to Richar'd de Kislyngbury and Walter de Froston, 
citizens and drapers of London, liOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

CamcUcil on j)(tij)iu'nt, acknoirlah/ol by ]Valti'r, 

Philip Durdent of Denham acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Kestevene, clerk, 501.; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Henry Gernet, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de ChishuU, 
parson of Hadestoke church, 6^ ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to arrest John Aunsel, who is married 
in Britanny, and to keep him in prison until further order. 



MEMBRANE lOd. 

Nov. 24. Ralph de Bockyng, knight, and William his son acknowledge that they 

Westminster, owe to Robert de Uff'ord, earl of Suffolk, 70^. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Nov. 24. William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Richard Talbot, knight, 1,000^.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payiiioit, acknoiiiedyed be/ore the cliancellnr, 

Nov. 27. John Darcy 'le Fitz,' knight, acknowledges that he owes to John, arch- 

Westminster, bishop of Canterbury, 800 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 
hote of payment of IQOl. 

John son of Robert de Insula, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard, earl of Arundel, 200/.; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas William de Bohun, earl 
of Northampton is bound to Sir Richard Talbot, knight, in 1,000^. by the 
preceding recognisance, Richard grants that if the earl pays him at luid- 
Lent next in the house of Robert de Shordich in the city of London, 2,083 
florins del escu of France, of gold, and at Midsummer following 1,888 such 
florins, and at the gule of August, 1884 such florins, then the recog- 
nisance shall be null and void. Dated at London on 20 November, 
17 Edward III. Pmu/i. 

Meiiioraiidinn that both the earl and Richard came into chancery at West- 
minster on the said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Dec. 1. Thomas de Astcle, knight, John de Scotre, parson of Creek church and 

Westminster. Robert de llappesford, parson of Cleycotes church, diocese of Coventry and 

Liclilield, acknowledge that they owe to William de Clynton, earl of 

Huntyngdon, 100/. to be levied, in default of payment, of the lands and 

chattels and the ecclesiastical goods of Jolin and Robert, in co. Warwick. 

Cancelled on jiayment, acknouiedyed hy the earl before Jo/m de Saneto I'aiilo. 



252 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1343. 

Nov. 29. 
Westminster, 



Dec. 10 

Norwich 



Membrane lOd — c<mt. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a regard to be made in the forest 
of Galtres in that county, so that it bo made in accordance with the form of 
the capitula sent herewith before Easter next. 

('ai)iti(la. 

John do Wostbrok, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Northwico 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Ca)icdle(l on {lanment. 

Memorandum that after supper on Sunday, 8 December, William Trussel, 
by the king's writ, delivered by Sir Robert de Sadyngton, the chancellor, 
in the liouse of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield at Loudon, ten bags 
containing all rolls touching the sessions of Robert Parvyng and his 
fellows, late justices appointed to hear and determine divers felonies in cos. 
Wilts and Southampton, and all rolls touching the sessions of John de 
Stouford and Richard do Limboldcsoyo in co. Southampton, and all rolls 
touching the session of William and his fellows in the said counties, and 
the chancellor received the bags, and kept them the night, and on Monday 
morning he delivered the rolls to Ed[mund] de Grymesby, clerk, one of 
the justices appointed to continue the sessions begun in those counties. 

Memorayulum that Henry Spigurnel of chancery on 8 December took on 
behalf of the king and of Robert de Sadyngton the chancellor, to the house 
of John de Stouford near Crepelgate London, a commission to him, Robert 
de Thorp and John de Geynesford to continue the sessions begun in cos. 
Southampton and Wilts before divers justices, and John would not receive 
the commission, saying he would not intermeddle therewith, and so Henry 
brought it with him and delivered it to the clerk of the hanaper in chancery. 



MEMBRANE Qd. 

Nov. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king gave 

Westminster, licence to W. late archbishop of Canterbury to assign the manor of 
Caldecotos, which belonged to the archbishopric and was worth 6/. lis. 8</. 
yearly in all issues to the prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury, 
so that in every voidance of the archbishopric, they should render the true 
value of that manor to the king by the hand of the guardian of the tem- 
poralities of the archbishopric ; and now the king has learned from the plaint 
of the prior that although the manor was of the first foundation of the 
church of Canterbury and before the 20th year of Edward I, and the other 
temporalities of the archbishopric were taxed at a gross sum for the tenths 
before the manor was granted to the prior and convent, and the archbishops 
have paid that tax as if the manor had been in their hands, and J. the 
present archbishop paid the wool on the manor of the second year of the 
biennial ninth, as may appear by the accounts of the collectors of the tenths 
and wool, yet the sub-collectors of wool in tlu> city of Canterbury exact 
wool of the prior for that numor, pretending that it is in the liberty of 
the city and was acquired after the said 20th year, witlniut considering that 
the manor has always been a parcel of the archbishopric and is not a lay 
fee, wherefore the prior has besought the king to provide a remedy : the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to inspect the said rolls of 
accounts and other rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they find 
that the temporalities of the archbishopric were taxed in gross as aforesaid, 
and that no diminution has hoon made by reason of the acquisition of the 
manor, and that the archbishop has paid the wool as aforesaid, then to 
supersede the demand made on the prior for the portion of wool assessed 
upon him by reason of tht> manor, provided that tlie portion l>t> levied of 
those who ought to be charged therewith. By C. 



17 I'lJnVAlU) ill.— Part 2. 



25a 



1343. 

Dec. 2. 
Ditton. 



Dec. 2. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 4. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 6. 

Thetford. 



Dec. 14. 
Ditton. 



Mciiihniiic \)ii—ciinl. 

Thomas Ughtrod, kuighfc, acknowlodgos ihat he owca to Simon Simeon 
80/.; to bo levied, in default of payment, of bis lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknonlechied before the chancellor. 

Memardndum that Robert do Siidyn'j;toii, the chancollor, on 27 November, 
delivered the great seal, by the king's order, in the room called ' Kage- 
chambre ' in the palace of Westminster, to William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, who caused two charters for John l)ollisover and William 
de Stratton for pardon to be sealed therewith, in the absence of the 
chancellor, and immediately bad the seal put back into its bag, sealed under 
the secret seal, and delivered to the chancellor, who on 21) November 
delivered the seal to the earl in the council chamber next the exchequer at 
Westminster, who caused a charter of pardon for William de Lynons to be 
sealed there in the absence of the chancellor, and afterwards caused the seal 
to be enclosed as before and delivered to the chancellor. 

To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to 
be before the king and his council at Westminster on Monday after St. 
Lucy next, to take his oath of office and further to do what shall be enjoined 
upon him by the council, as the king has committed to him Norwich castle 
and the said counties to hold during pleasure. By K. and C. 

Thomas Ughtred, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Simon Symeon 
80^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

Cancelled on payment, aclniouiedyed by John de Gyncvill, Simon's attorney. 

To the sherifl of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause proclamation to 
be made that all who have taken falcons or goshawks shall bring them to 
the sheriff to be delivered to him by indenture, to be kept until the king 
has ordered them to be delivered to those who claim them, and to take all 
those found concealing such falcons and goshawks after the proclamation 
and keep them safely until further order. By letter of the secret seal. 

[Fmlera.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

Henry do Frowyk acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Depham 201. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands and chattels in co. Middle- 
sex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same Henry acknowledges that he owes to Roger 20Z. ; to be levied 
as aforesaid. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Gelingbam, Thomas de Hoton and John 
Hurne mainperned for Robert Bcaufitz of Gclingham that he would deliver 
the goods and chattels of men and merchants of Amiens, arrested at his 
suit, to the said merchants so soon as the goods and chattels which 
belonged to Robert's father, arrested in parts beyond the sea, or the value 
thereof, are restored to Robert. 

Mnnorandnm that Reginald de Conductu, William de Melchebourn, 
William Brangweyn and Simon le Armurer mainperned for Bartholomew 
Deumars and John de Braghing that they would deliver the goods and 
chattels of men and merchants of Amiens, arrested at their suit, to the said 
men and merchants so soon as their goods and chattels, arrested in parts 
beyond the sea, or the value thereof, with damages, shall be restored to 
them . 



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1343. 

Nov. 10. 

Langley. 



Oct. 1. 

Westiniiister 



Nov. 12. 
Langley. 



Nov. 13. 
Langley. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 10. 
Westminstei'. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



MEMBUANE 8<l. 

Thomas tie Uvcdale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Rous 
of London, fishmonger, 10^. ; to be levied in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Brother John de Tynterne, abbot of IMalmesbury, acknowledges for him- 
self and convent that they owe to the king 500/.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of thnir lands an<l chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Wilts. 

M(inoroii(h(in that this recognisance was made for a donation made to 
the abbot and to brother John de Uodborn, fellow monk of the abbot, and 
to Henry de JJadmynton, for pardon for certain trespasses, granted by the 
king on 1 October in the present year. 

Ralph de Bockyng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Pykeryng 26 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Sufiblk. 

Thomas atte Gannok, clerk, and John atte Fenne, merchant of Lenn, 
acknowledge that they owe to William de Melchebourn, merchant, 100 
marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Codyngton, parson of the church of Weston Underegge, diocese 
of Worcester, acknowledges that he owes to I\laster John de Thoresby iOl. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiasi- 
tical goods in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry Gernet, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Leo de Braden- 
ham 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Essex. 

Thomas son of Alan de Hauvyll juxta Hungerford acknowledges that he 
owes to James Husee of Hampton 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on 10 November, 17 Edward HI 
between William de Melchebourn, merchant and burgess of Lenne, of the 
one part, and Thomas atte Gannok, clerk, and John atte Fenne, burgess of 
Lenne, of the other part, testifying that whereas Thomas and John are 
bound to William by a recognisance for 100 marks made to him in chancery 
to be paid at the Puritication next, William grants that if they pay him 50 
marks at Lenne on that day, then the recognisance shall be null and void. 
Dated at London on the day aforesaid. French. 

Memorandinn that both Thomas, John and William came into chancery 
at Westminster on 13 November and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
William de Kelseye, receiver of the money of the king's wool in Flanders, 
for his costs and expenses, giving him due allowance in his account for 
such as they find him to have reasonably incurred, as he has besought the 
king to cause this to be done, as he luis incurred divers expenses in the 
carriage of money, hiring houses, sending envoys and travelling to divers 
places in Brabant and Flanders and other things by reason of his othce and 
on his passage to the said parts. By C. 

To the same. Order to supersede the denuind made upon Thomas Gra, 
John Goldbeter, Thonuis de Lyndesey, John de Ixipon, Thomas de 
Menythorp, John Shakelok and William de Skelton, merchants of York, for 
800/. if after inspecting the rolls of the collectors of customs m the jn^rt 
of the city of York, and the account of Master Uohert do Askeby, appoint^ 



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Nov. 14. 
Langley. 



Nov. 6. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Sd — vitnt. ,> 

to receive asiibsidy of lOs. a sack on wool taken to Flanders from England, 
they iind that that sum was demanded of them as follows, as because they 
lent the king 100/. in his urgent need, in parts beyond the sea, the king 
granted th(>m the passage of 100 sacks of wool in the said port, quit of the 
custom and subsidy, the king ordered Robert to permit them to take 
the 100 sacks quit of the said subsidy; and now the king has learned that 
the treasurer and barons have charged them with 8001. for the subsidy upon 
Robert's account, because the king's writs do not expressly state that he 
pardoned them the said subsidy. Proviso that William de Northwell, then 
keeper of the wardrobe, to w^hom the 400/. were delivered, shall be charged 
with that sum in his account. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon William de 
Cusancia, the treasurer, for 100/., as the king caused the priory of 
Wangeford, co. Suffolk, the lands and possessions of the prior of St. Mary 
de Rocherio, Mortain, in cos. Sussex and Dorset, the church of Upchirch, 
CO, Kent, the manor of Charleton, co. Wilts, with the other possessions of 
religious and other aliens of the power of France, to be taken into his hand, 
and committed the custody thereof to William to hold so long as they 
should remain in the king's hand, rendering 80/. yearly for the priory, 30/. 
for the said lands and possessions and 40/. for the church and manor ; and 
in recompence for the lands which William had in France, and which he 
lost by reason of his stay in the king's service from the time of the war, the 
king granted to him the said 100/. to hold so long as the priory etc. should 
remain in the king's hand. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. York. Order to supersede 
until the next parliament all processes begun before them against 
Master Thomas Sampson, official, Thomas de Nassyngton, commissary, 
William de Birkesworth, receiver, Richard de Snaweshill, late receiver, 
and Richard de Ailward, examiner of the court of the archbishop of 
York, for excesses committed by them in the exercise of their ecclesiastical 
jurisdiction, in accordance with the ordinance made in the last Parliament, 
directing the sheriff of that county to supersede promulgating the exigent 
against them. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Order to receive Thomas de Metheleye and John de Oulcotes as 
the attorneys of Hugh de Ulseby, as on 19 November last Hugh was com- 
mitted by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to the Flete prison for 
certain debts which he owed to the king, as appears by the certificate of 
the treasurer and barons sent into chancery, and Hugh has besought the 
king to grant that he may appear before the justices by attorneys, as he 
found mainpernors to be before them on the quinzaine of Martinmas next 
to answer for certain trespasses for which he is indicted, and he cannot 
appear because of the said arrest. By C. 



Dec. 12. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

To Saier Lorymer, appointed to arrest wool not coketted or customed 
crossing tf) parts beyond. Order to be before the king in chancery on the 
morrow of Hilary next to inform the king and council why 7 sarplars of 
the wool of Bernard Pouche and Richard atte Ware, arrested by him at 
Faversharn, should not be dearrested and delivered to Bernard and Richard, 
and further to do and receive what shall be ordained by the council, as by 



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1343. 



Membrane 7d—cont. 

inquisition takon by William do Clynton, carl of Huntingdon, late con- 
stable of Dover casLlu and warden of tbe Cinque Ports, it is found that the 
7 sarplars were ordained to be takon to London and not to parts beyond, 
w'heroforo iJernard and Richard have besought the king to cause the wool 
to be dearrested and delivered to them. 



Dec. 17. 
Rising. 

Dec. 16. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Dec 29. 

Westminster. 



Thomas do Lucy, 
Kirkeby Stephan, clerk, 80/ 



knight, 



acknowledges that he owes to William de 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
hinds and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

To the sheritVs of London. Order to release John de Brigham of Lon- 
don from Neugate gaol by a mainprise, as he is imprisoned there for taking 
non-customed wool outof Kngland to parts beyond the seas, whereof he 
was convicted before Robert I'arvyng and his fellows, late justices appointed 
to enquire concerning such wool in that city, and he has found before the 
king in chancery William Trussel, knight, of co. Northampton, W^illiam 
Strugge of CO. Wilts, John Walsho of co. Devon and Laurence de Wynton 
of London, who have undertaken to have him before the king in chancery 
on the octaves of Hilary next, to do and receive what shall then be deter- 
mined by the king and his council. By C. 

To the justices of the Bench. Thomas de Bcllo Campo, earl of War- 
wick, has shown the king that whereas the manor of Countassethorp, co. 
Warwick, is held immediately of the earl from time out of mind, Hugh de 
Lodbrok, who held it for life of Thomas de Shulton and others to whom 
the manor ought to remain after Hugh's death, by a fine levied in the 
king's court, and John de Ledbrok, scheming to deprive the earl of his right 
and suggesting in chancery that the manor is held in chief, fraudulently 
obtained a writ called Precipe in capite under John's name against Hugh 
and Thomas de Shulton, who was ignorant thereof, contrary to Magna 
Carta, which provides that such writs shall be made to no one of any free 
tenement whereof a free man loses his court, returnable on a day now past, 
and procured an unknown person who was admitted under the name of 
Richard de Swanewell as the attorney of Hugh and Thomas, and thus John by 
such contriving has recovered by process before the justices, whereupon the 
earl has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king thereupon orders 
the justices to hear the earl's plaint, and after calling Hugh, John and 
others before them and taking an inquisition if necessary, to do further 
what is right for the earl upon the said collusion and deceit. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to take security from John de Kyme of 
Waynflet, merchant of that county, to be before the king in chancery on 
the morrow of Epiphany next, to answer the king and John Bole and 
further to do and receive what shall be ordained by the council, as John 
Bole, a merchant of Bruges in Flanders, has shown the king that he was 
one of the envoys last sent to the king from Flanders to England on certain 
affairs ; and John de Kyme, while ho was thus employed, went to Bruges 
to his wife and stu-goants, received merchandise to the value of 800/. on loan 
and bound hiuiself to pay that sum to John Bole at the feast of St. Nicholas, 
at Boston, and although John Bole came to England before that feast to 
receive payment, and has remained there hitherto, John do Kymo has not 
yet paid him but is hiding in the county, seeking to defraud him, whereupon 
John Bole has besought the king to provide a ren»edy. 

Enrolment of release by Tlunuas de Morle to Sir Thomas do Brayton, 
clerk, of all his riglit and claim in the manor of lledyngtou. Dated at 
London on the morrow of the Epiphany, 10 Edward lU. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Morlo came into chancery at the house of 
the Friars Preachers, London, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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257 



2343 Menihranc 7/1 — cant. .'' 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir Thomas do Brayton, clerk, 
and Thomas de Morle testifying that whereas Thomas made to Sir Thomas 
the preceding release of the manor of Bedyngton, co. Surrey, Sir Thomas 
grants that Thomas shall be quit of warranty for the same, unless Sir 
Thomas is impleaded for the manor by Idonia now the wife of Thomas 
or by any other claiming estate in the manor by the alienation or grant of 
Thomas, in which case the warranty shall remain in force. Witnesses : 
Walter Turk, John Torgold, Henry Brenge, Hugh de Brandon, Richard do 
Pynnore, Simon de Tornham, William de Bernes, William de Fulham. 
Dated at London on 5 January, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Brayton and Thomas de Morle came into 
chancery at the house of the Friars Preachers, London, on 5 January and 
1344. acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Jan. 8. To John de Verdon, steward of Queen Philippa between the bridges of 

Woodstock. Oxford and Staunford. Order to supersede until the quinzaine of Easter 
next the demand made upon the men and tenants of the manor of Brehull 
in the forest of Bernewode, which is of the ancient demesne of the crown 
of England, it is said, for money for the expeditation of their dogs, so that 
after an inquisition has been taken upon the matter, the king may cause 
what is just and reasonable to be done, as the charter of the Forest contains 
that dogs shall not be expeditated except in places where it was done before 
the coronation of Henry III, and at the suit of the said tenants showing 
that although their dogs had not been expeditated at the time of the first 
coronation of Henry III, yet John exacts money off them for this, and 
they beseeching the king to provide a remedy, the king has appointed 
Henry de Greystok, John Bruyn and John le Venour to take an inqui- 
sition upon the matter in the presence of the said attorney, the keepers, 
foresters and verderers of the said forest. 

Jan. 8. To Alfonso, king of Portugal and Algarves. The king has received his 

Woodstock, letters in answer to his own upon cloth and goods said to have been 
plundered by the king's subjects in the port of Brest, upon which Alfonso 
caused proclamation to be made that no one upon pain of death should 
inflict injury upon the king's subjects but should treat them well, and 
requesting the king to make such proclamation ; and the king has ordered 
his councillors and ministers to cause speedy justice to be done to Alfonso's 
ill-treated subjects and to cause proclamation to be made that no one shall 
inflict any damage upon Alfonso's subjects upon pain of forfeiture, but 
shall treat them favourably, upon which the king has sent letters to his 
subjects of Bordeaux, Bayonne and divers other places. [F^dera.] 

To the sherififs of London. Order to cause such proclamation to be made 
upon sight of these presents. [Ibid.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Dertemuth. [Ibid.] 



Membrane Qd. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Elizabeth late the wife of Anthony 
de Lucy, made on Saturday before Michaelmas by William de Felton, 
escheator in co. Northumberland, of all the lands in that county whereof 
Anthony died seised in his demesne as of fee. 

3058 R 



258 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

13-44. 



Membrane Gd — cont. 



The manor of Langeley worth 201. 0». 8^. yearly ; the hamlet of 
Lipwocl, worth 34.s. 8(/. yearly; 36.s, 6(/. yearly rent of the ferms of the 
hurgesses of llayilenbrig; 73s. 4(/. yearly rent of the fernis of tenants at 
will in Ratonrawe ; 3G.s. yearly rent of the ferms of the free tenants there ; 
a third part of the mill of Hayden, dry moulter of Fourstanes and Wardon 
minere ; perquisites of court, worth 76.s. yearly ; a certain waste land called 
' Greggisfeld ' which used to render 10s. yearly and now nothing ; a third 
part of the profits of the fair and market held there and a third part of the 
passage there over the Tyne. 

Assignment of dower to Elizabeth of all the lands which belonged to 
Anthony in co. Cumberland made to her on the morrow of the Assumption 
in the 17th year of the reign by Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in that 
county and in cos. Westmorland and Lancaster. 

A third part of a water mill for corn at Cokermouth, extended at 8^ 
yearly, a third part of a fulling mill there, extended at 20*-. yearly ; a third 
part of a pond with fishery there, extended at 6/. 13s. id. yearly ; a third 
part of 61s. B^(/. yearly rent issuing from free burgages in Cokermouth at 
Martinmas and Whitsuntide; a third part of the profits of a fair held 
there once a year at Michaelmas, whereof the toll and profit are extended at 
40s. yearly ; a third part of a market held there once a week on Monday, 
whereof the toll is extended at Ql. yearly ; a third part of the profits of 
measures and brewing in that town, extended at il. yearly ; a third part of 
dyeing of the town, extended at 6s. 8d. yearly; a third part of perquisites 
of court of the town, extended at 10s. yearly ; a third part of perquisites of 
the court of Cokermouth of free tenants who owe suit there, extended at 5s. 
yearly ; a third part of the wood of Allerdale with a third part of perqui- 
sites of court thereof and other profits, extended at 50s. yearly; a third part 
of pannage of that wood, extended at 10s. yearly ; a third part of certain 
agistments in Skythowe, extended at 20s. yearly ; a third part of pannage 
in Dereweutfelles, extended at 8s. yearly ; a third part of the fishery of the 
waters of Derewentwatre, Bastenwater, and Crombokwatrt, extended at 
33s. 4ff . yearly ; a third part of the fishery of the waters of Braithemyre, 
Watrehoses, Ternmeran, Lousewatre, Buttermere, Flutern, Blathoutern, 
Strokedaletern and Husacretern extended at nothing yearly ; a third part 
of perquisites of court in the parts of Derewentfelles, with a third part of 
forges, coal, deadwood, wood for sale or underwood, estimated at 60s. yearly ; 
the hamlet of Coldale with appurtenances in the town of Brathwayt, worth 
6^ 8s. yearly ; the hamlet of Broundholm with Lesakes with appurtenances 
in Braythwayt, worth 4Z. Os. 12'/. yearly ; the hamlet of Rogersate and 
Neweland with appurtenances in Braythwayt, except the tenements 
which Robert de Stanlawe holds, rendering 2 marks yearly, worth 
81. 9s. Td. yearly; three mills in the parts of Derewentfelles, worth 
66s. yearly ; the island of llerbortholm, worth 12*/. yearly ; the town of 
Ulnedale worth 19^ 2s. 5d. yearly; the town of Caldebok, worth 
27/. 10s. 6f(i. yearly ; a third part of the mill of Aspatrik, worth 19s. 6^d. 
yearly; 71. 16s. 1^</. yearly rent issuing from 72 tenants at will in 
Satmyrthawe and Newland with the services of the same and a waste 
tenement which used to render 23s. Id. yearly ; a third part of the mill of 
Satmyrthawe, worth 14.s'. 5f(/. yearly ; a third part of all wastes, pastures, 
moors, marshes and turves in the demesne of Cokermouth, whereof 
mention is not made above. 

Enrolment of assignment of dowor to Elizabeth of all the fees and 
advowsons whereof her huaband died seised as of fee, made by Thomas de 
Lucy, Anthony's son and heir, in cos. Cumberland and Northumberland. 



17 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 250 



1344. Membrane Gd — co7it. 

The fee and sorvioo of Thomas Pardishowe and Thomas his son, who hold 
the manor of Done by homage and fealty, and 6.s. Sd. yearly to cornage, 
and 26.S. 8'/. free rent and 8.s. to the puture of the bailifr yearly, and the 
manor is worth 11 marks yearly ; the fee and service of Henry do 
Malton, who holds the manor of Thropland by homage and fealty and 
4s. 6'/. to cornage, 20.s. free rent ; 8d. for sea watch and 2.s. for the puture of 
the bailiffs, and the manor is worth 10 marks yearly; the fee and service of 
Ralph de Deyncourt, who holds the manor of Dereham, except a messuage 
and 20 acres of land, by homage and fealty, Gs. Sd. to cornage, 10^/. 
for sea watch and 3.s. 9(/. for the puture of the bailiff, and is 
worth 10 marks yearly ; the fee and service of Richard le Brune, who 
holds 4 bovates of land in Dereham by homage and fealty and 
20d. to cornage, worth 1 mark yearly ; the fee and service of Thomas 
de Midilton, who holds the manor of Bassa Irby by homage and fealty 
and 4s. Gil. to cornage, 6^/. for sea watch and Gd. for the puture of the 
bailiff, and worth lOZ. yearly ; the fee and service of John de Derwentwatre, 
who holds Castelrig, Talentire and Crosseby Aylward by homage and fealty 
and 24s. 4f/. to cornage, 2s, for sea watch and 8s. Id. for puture of the 
bailiff, worth 501. yearly ; the fee and service of Margaret de Ughtredsate 
who holds a fourth part of three parts of the hamlet of Ughtredsate by 
homage and fealty, 5h and J farthing to cornage, 2d. to free ferm, ^d. to 
sea watch, and Sd. for the puture of the bailiff, and worth 40s. yearly ; the 
fee and service of Joan, Margaret's sister, who holds a fourth part of the 
said hamlet by homage and fealty and by the same services, and worth 40s. 
yearly ; the fee and service of John de Skelton, who holds a moiety of the 
town of Gilcrouce by homage and fealty, 40(^. to cornage, Id. for sea watch 
and 7^d. for the puture of the bailiff, and worth 5 marks yearly ; the fee and 
service of Thomas de Hale, who holds a messuage and a carucate of land by 
homage and fealty, and lod. to cornage, and worth 20s. yearly ; the fee 
and service of Henry Skot, who holds 2 messuages 8i acres of land by 
homage and fealty and S^d. to cornage, and worth 4s. ; the fee and service 
of Master Adam de Caldebek, who holds a messuage and 5 acres of land by 
homage and fealty and Sid. to cornage, and worth 2s. yearly ; the fee and 
service of Ralph de Deyncourt and Thomas de Louthre, who hold in common 
in Langrig 2| carucates of land, 2s, Id. to cornage, 2d. for sea watch, and 
IS^d. for puture of the bailiff, and worth 20s. yearly ; the fee and service of 
William de Irby, who holds the manor of Embleton by fealty and 2s. to 
free ferm, and worth 20^. yearly ; the fee and service of Robert de Langedale 
who holds the messuage and 20 acres of land by fealty and Id. for 
sea watch, and worth 20^. yearly ; the fee and service of Robert de 
Vallibus, who holds a messuage and 2 acres of land by fealty and 12d. 
to free ferm, and worth 18d. yearly ; the fee and service of Thomas de 
Louthre, who holds a messuage and 1 acre of land by fealty and 2s. to free 
ferm and with 2s. Gd. yearly ; the fee and service of John de Eskheved, who 
holds a messuage and 4 acres of land by fealty and Ad. to free ferm, and 
with 3s. id. yearly ; the fee and service of Alice, John's sister, who holds a 
messuage and 8 acres of land by fealty and Gd. to free ferm, and worth 2s. Gd. 
yearly ; the fee and service of Adam Htedman, who holds 3 acres of land 
by fealty and 12r/. to free ferm, and worth 18^/. yearly; the fee and service 
of William Cawell, who holds there 2 acres of land by fealty and 2d. to free 
ferm and with 12^/. yearly ; the fee and service of Hugh de Swynburne, 
chaplain, who holds 2 messuages and 23 acres of land by fealty and Os. 8d. 
to free ferm, and worth 2s. yearly ; the fee and service of John de Tollisland, 
who holds a messuage and 10 acres of land by fealty and 12(/. to free ferm, 
and worth 4s, yearly ; the fee and service of John son of William de 
Eglisfeld, who holds a third part of a messuage, 3 acres of land by fealty 



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■1044^ Membrane Gd — cont. 

and id. to free ferm, and worth 16</. ; the fee and service of Michael de 
Appilby, who holds another third part of the same messuage and 3 acres of 
land by fealty and id. to free ferm, and worth Id/, yearly; the fee and 
service of Thomas de Hale and his wife with his sisters, who hold a third 
part of that messuage and 3 acres by fealty and id. to free ferm, and worth 
1G(/. yearly ; the fee and service of John do Ormysby, who holds 2 bovates 
of land in Crosseby by fealty and l\d. to free ferm, and worth 4s. yearly ; 
the fee and service of Adam de Fjglisfeld who holds a part of Alenburgh by 
fealty and 20(/. to free ferm, and worth -lOs. yearly ; the fee and service of 
William son of Alexander, who holds a messuage and 3 acres of land by 
fealty, and worth 2s. yearly ; the fee and service of Joan de Kirkebride, who 
holds a close and 8 acres of meadow by fealty, and worth 18(/. ; the fee and 
service of John Skot of Halteclo, who holds a messuage and 1 rood of land by 
fealty, and worth 3(/. ; the fee and service of Thomas de Hoton, who holds a 
garden containing h rood of land by fealty, worth 2d. ; the fee and service of 
the same Thomas, who holds a messuage and 2 acres of land by fealty, worth 
8s. Gd. ; the fee and service of Thomas Goday, who holds a close by fealty, 
worth id. ; the fee and service of Patrick son of Richard, who holds a 
messuage and 1 acre of land by fealty, worth 8(/. ; the fee and service of 
Alice Postell, who holds a messuage and 3 acres of land by fealty, worth 
2*. yearly ; the fee and service of Cristiana Gistour, who holds a garden by 
fealty, worth 2d. ; the fee and service of Joan de Kirkebride, who holds a 
messuage and 1 acre of land by fealty, worth 2(/.; the fee and service of 
Robert de Vallibus, who holds a rood of land by fealty, worth L/.; the fee 
and service of William de Halteclo, who holds a messuage and an acre of 
land by fealty and worth 18d.; the advowson of Uluedale church, extended 
at 10/. yearly; the fee and service of Thomas de Blencansop, who holds 
the manor of Blencansop by 13d. to cornage and 6s. 8d. to free ferm, and 
worth 10^. yearly. 

Northumberland. The fee and service of Peter de Fethirstanhalgh, who 
holds a moiety of Wytquam by 2d. to cornage and 3s. 4(/. to free ferm, and 
worth 20s.; the fee and service of John Chopman, who holds a messuage 
and 20 acres of land in Hayden by 2d. to cornage and lis. id. to free ferm, 
and worth nothing beyond the ferm ; the fee and service of Robert Solet, 
who holds a messuage and 30 acres of land by homage and fealty and 2s. to 
free ferm, and worth 20s.; the fee and service of Thomas Mangevylayn, 
who holds a messuage and 40 acres of land by homage and fealty and lOd. 
to free ferm, worth 20s.; the fee and service of Roger de Wyntryngton, who 
holds Lyteldenes by homage and fealty and 5s. to free ferm, and worth 
nothing beyond the ferm ; the fee and service of the prior of Extildesham, 
who holds Wolmers by fealty and 3s. to free ferm, and worth 13s. 4<^; and 
that the remainder of the said lands, fees and advowsons, whereof Elizabeth 
was not dowered, remains in common. 

Jan. 17. John do Ellerker, parson of Leveryngton church, diocese of Ely, 

Windsor. acknowledges that he owes to Simon de Drayton and Thomas de Verdon, 

knights, 1801. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land, chattels and 

ecclesiastical goods in co. Cambridge. 
Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRAS'E 5d. 

Jan. 10. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to attach John de Kyme of Wayntlete, 

Woodstock, of that county, merchant, and have him before the king in chanoory on the 

quinzaine of llilary next to answer for his contempt and disobodiouco and 



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1344. 



Jan. 23. 
Windsor. 



Jan. 17. 
Windsor. 



Memhrane 5(1 — cont. 

further to do and receive what the king's court shall dcstermine, as the 
king ordered the sheriil to take security from John to bo before the king on 
the morrow of the Epiphany last to answer him and John Bole, merchant 
of Bruges [ax at paf/c 250 <ihove], and the sherill returned that ho went to the 
house of John de Kyme and wished to take security from him, but he has 
refused to find such security. By C. 

The like to the same for John Bole, returnable on the morrow of the 
Purification. 

Gilbert Godwyne of Rochester acknowledges that he owes to Peter atte 
Pette of Shorn, the elder, 21/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

John Condy, bailiff of Sandwich. Whereas Saier Lorymer, whom the 
king appointed to inspect ships and take forfeitures found therein, has in- 
formed the king that he has arrested two ships laden with corn, crossing to 
parts beyond the sea hostile to the king, contrary to the proclamation, and 
has delivered them to John to keep, the king orders John to certify him in 
chancery before the Purification next of the names of the ships, their bur- 
then, value and owners, the ports where they were laded, the quantity, 
nature and price of the corn, and his own action in the matter. By C. 



MEMBRANE id. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and George 
Kirkyn and Lotte Nicholyn of Florence, masters and workers of the mint, 
and Hugh de Brandon, Robert de Shordich, John de Toppesfeld, John de 
Hyngeston, Adam de Walpol and Richard de Grymesby, citizens of London, 
changers of the said mint and sureties and undertakers for the workers and 
for the agreement upon the money, of the other part, testifying that whereas 
it was agreed between the king and parliament to have a larger quantity of 
money in the realm, that money of gold and silver should be made as should 
seem most proper to the king and his council, the king, by the advice of 
the council, has appointed George and Lotte as masters and workers at their 
peril, and Hugh and his fellows changers of all such money, to wit, to make 
three kinds of money, of gold, the piece current for 6.s". sterlings, to be of the 
weight of 2 little florins of Florence of good weight, and they shall make 50 
pieces to weigh a pound weight of the Tower of London ; and another gold 
piece weighing half of the aforesaid piece, current for 3.s. sterlings, and make 
100 pieces of the said pound weight ; and another gold piece weighing a 
quarter of the first piece, current for 18'/. sterlings and make 200 for a 
pound of the said weight ; that each pound of the said gold money shall 
be worth 15/. sterlings of all the aforesaid pieces which shall be of the weight 
of fine gold ; of each pound of the said money issued by the masters the 
king's gain will be 20.s. sterling not, and the masters will take for work 
and coining, damage of gold and loss of weight, and for their expenses and 
all other costs, except the wages of the keepers and of him who cuts the 
dies, 3s. 6'/. sterling for each pound, and the merchants shall have 
tho remainder, to wit, 13/. IGs. Gd. for every pound; and the masters 
will thus have rendered to the merchants and tho king both for their 
labour and expenses on each pound, the said 15/. as the pieces of gold 
amount, which shall be made of one pound of weight, and the masters 
shall have remedy of I carat for each pound of gold, to wit, that if it 
happen that the money is found | carat less than fine and no more, the 
king's wardens shall hold them good without having them romelted ; 



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Membrane id — co7it. 



the masters have also undertaken to make sterlings of silver of the alloy of 
the old sterlings, and they shall be as good and of the weight of the sterlings 
current in the land, or better, and the king will gain 6(/. on the pound all 
told, or more if more can be, and the masters shall have for their labour, the 
stamps, loss of weight and all their costs, 9</. for each pound, and the mer- 
chants the remainder; and the masters shall have remedy of 2(i. sterling for 
each pound of silver, and 2rf. alloy, to wit, that if the sterling are 2d. stronger 
or weaker in the pound, or if there be 2d. more or less of alloy, the king's 
wardens shall pass the pound as good, without making them remelt ; 
and the king will appoint wardens in every place where the moneys 
are made, who shall keep and survey the money if it be good and of 
weight as the masters have undertaken, to wit, that so soon as the 
money is coined, the wardens with the masters shall receive it from the 
workers and put it in a chest under two keys, one to remain in possession of 
the wardens and the other in that of the masters, and before the money is 
delivered to the merchants, the wardens at the request of the masters will 
cause the money to be assayed, and if it be not so good or so fine as they 
have undertaken, it shall be returned to them to remelt and make good at 
their cost ; and when the money has been delivered and proved good, 
the wardens and masters shall take a penny of each pound of silver in the 
customary manner, and of every five pounds of gold, a piece of gold, which 
penny and piece shall be put in a box under three keys and three seals, the 
keys remaining respectively in the custody of the deputies of the king and 
the masters and of the changers, and the box shall be kept in the chest 
aforesaid ; and it shall be opened once every three months before the 
council or their deputy and before the wardens and masters and the 
moneys shall be assayed before them, and if they are found good, according 
to the agreement, then the masters shall have letters patent under the great 
seal on all matters touching the money, and all the dies shall be kept 
in the chest ; and the masters shall not be bound or challenged for any 
manner of money found in the realm or in the king's power, except of the 
assay of the money in the box, and the wardens or the attorney of the 
king shall take all the gain that belongs to the money for the king, and 
the wardens or attorney shall render account to the king for this money, so 
that the masters are not charged to render account to the king, and to give 
the money better currency and to render it more convenient for the use of 
pilgrims and all the people who cannot go to the exchange of London to 
change small things without great inconvenience, the masters shall have a 
good house or a common place in each town where they think fit, where one 
or two deputed by them may change gold and silver to all manner of 
people who have need ; and the king will cause proclamation to be made 
that no man shall take any money out of the realm except the new gold 
money, upon pain of the forfeiture of all their gold and silver and their 
bodies at the king's will, except by the king's special grant, and that no 
man shall bring into England any manner of false or counterfeit money 
upon the same penalty, and that no man shall receive or spend any money 
except of the king's coinage, and that the good money now current shall 
remain in use, and no one shall refuse the king's money for the price 
aforesaid, at his peril ; and that any one may spy and accuse those who do 
the contrary, and a third of such false money shall go to the informer 
and two parts to the king ; the king will confirm to the masters and 
their companions the ancient letters of franchises previously granted to the 
moueyers. Dated at Westminster on 1 December, 17 Edward III. French. 

Jan. 24. To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 

Windsior. of the Cinque Ports. Order to cause the mayor and bailitTs of Faversham to 



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263 



1344. 



Jan. 1. 

Windsor. 



Membrane A.d — cont. 

come before the king in chancery on Ash Wednesday next to answer for 
their contempt and disobedience and further to do and recciivo what the 
king's court shall determine, and to attach Roger Sharp of Favernham and 
William Wymund, so that he have them before the king in chancery on the 
same day, to answer for their trespass and contempt and to do what has 
been ordained concerning them, as the king ordered the mayor and bailifl's, 
upon pain of forfeiture, to arrest certain wool, wool-fells and a boat and 
deliver them to Saier Ijorymer, and to attach Roger and William and keep 
them in prison until further order [as at page 212 above], and they have done 
nothing and have not cared to send any certificate to chancery upon the 
matter. By C. 

Robert Cotel of Neuton, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Blida, son of John de Claworth, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Robert Cotel of Neuton, 
clerk, is bound to Richard de Blida, son of John de Claworth, in 200^. 
by the preceding recognisance, Richard grants that if he is disturbed in 
the possession of his vicarage in the church of Blythe by Robert or another 
in his name, the recognisance shall remain in force, but otherwise it shall 
be null and void. Dated at Cambridge on 4 January, 17 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard came at Cambridge on 6 January before John 
de Trente, clerk, to whom the king gave power to receive his acknowledg- 
ment, and acknowledged the preceding deed, asking that it might be 
enrolled in chancery, as appears by the king's writ of dedimus potestatem 
which is on the files of chancery for the present year. 



1343. 

Dec. 15. 

Rising. 



Nov. 20. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 17. 

Ditton. 



Membrane sd. 

Hugh de Sadelyngstanes acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Birton 101. : to be levied, in default of'payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Northumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Whereas Simon de Grymesby, late keeper of the manor of 
Brust^'yk in Holdernesse and escheator in Holdernesse, seised into the 
king's hands by reason of his office certain land in Hedon and Preston 
which belonged to Nicholas de Redynges, tenant in chief, which lands John 
de Sancto Neoto, supplying the place of William Lengleys, to whom the 
king committed the custody of the said manor and office of escheator after 
Simon's death, continued the seisin thereof, and now Edmund Lacy, 
scheming to defraud the king of his right, has arramed an assize of novel 
disseisin against John de Sancto Neoto and others contained in the writ, 
for the said tenements : the king therefore orders the justices to behave so 
circumspectly in that affair that no prejudice shall come to the king 
without his being consulted. 

llervey son of Anger de Stanton acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Ilervey do Stanton, parson of Elm church, '6001. ; to bo levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Adam son of John de Lymbergh acknowledges that he owes to William 
do iiavondale, parson of Nettilton church, \)l. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Lincoln. 



2G4 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1343. 

Dec. 7. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 15. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 22. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 28. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane Sd — cont. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
no one, upon pain of forfeiture shall place in cellars any wine brought to 
the port of that city, sell or otherwise eloign it, before it has been gauged 
by Thomas do CoUeye, the king's yeoman, appointed ganger of wine in 
England, or by him who supplies his place in that city, and to arrest any 
found doing such things after the proclamation and keep them safely until 
further order, certifying the king from time to time of the wine so arrested 
and the value thereof. By letter of the secret seal. 

[F(cdera.] 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 
The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to do what is just 
for Henry Mudpenying, John atte Wold, Tidemannus de Lymbergh and their 
fellows, merchants of Almain, after calling before them those they see fit in 
accordance with the information of the merchants ; as the king assigned to 
those merchants all the customs due in all the ports of England to be 
received until they were satisfied for the sums in which he was bound to 
them, and now he has learned that certain persons have received those 
customs in certain of the ports from the time of the said assignment, and 
refuse to pay them to the merchants, thus retarding the payment of the 
debts in which the king is bound to them. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to keep Robert de Wadenhoo, 
rector of Twyford church, in prison, so that he be not released without the 
king's special order, and to seise all Robert's lands, goods and chattels into 
the king's hand and keep them safely, so that answer therefor is made at 
the exchequer, and to take inquisition upon the receptions and abetting 
done after Robert's outlawry, informing the king of what is found before 
Hilary next, as it appears by the record and process of outlawry against 
Robert that he was outlawed because he did not come before the king to 
answer for certain trespasses whereof he is indicted, and afterwards, on 
hearing that he was outlawed and was at large in cos. Cambridge and 
Huntingdon, the king ordered the sheriff of those counties to take him, by 
writ dejwlicio under the testimony of William Scot, the chief justice, and 
keep him in prison, and to have him before the king on a certain day before 
this date, and now the king has learned that Robert has been taken and 
imprisoned at Northampton for another cause. 

To Edward de Cretyng. Order to bo before the king and his council at 
London on St. Thomas the Martyr next, to do what shall bo enjoined 
upon him. By C. 

To the justices of the Bench. Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of 
Drayton has besought the king to provide a remedy, as she seeks in 
the king's court against Richard de Stafford a third part of a fourth 
part of the manor of Campeden with appurtenances, extended at 
10 marks Id^d. and J farthing yearly, as her dowor of her husbtuid's 
donation, and Richard in pleading in that court called to warranty RiUph 
son of Ralph Basset of Drayton, kinsman and heir of tho said Ralph, 
whose person and lands arc in tho custody of Thomas do Bello Camp«.\ 
earl of Warwick, and because the earl, as guardian of the heir, apj»earmg 
before the justices, alleged that he had the custody of the heir and of tho 



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265 



1343. 



Dec. 22. 

Westminster. 



1344. 

Jan. 10. 
Ditton. 



Jan. 11. 
Ditton. 



Jan. 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Sd — cont. 

lands which belonged to Ralph Basset of Drayton, tenant in chief, by the 
king's commission until the heir should come of age, and cannot answer 
further without the king and further seeks aid of the king, the justices have 
hitherto delayed to proceed in that plea : the king therefore orders them 
to proceed in that plea and do the speedy complement of justice to her 
in accordance with the law and custom of the realm, notwithstanding the 
said allegation. By C. 

To John de Houton, late steward of the Tolbothe, of Lenn, and to Simon 
de Walsyngham, John de Refham and John Charer, late bailiffs of that 
town. Whereas by reason of a plunder committed upon Roger de Bury 
and Thomas de Penereth, merchants of the realm, of their goods and mer- 
chandise to the value of 165Z. 6.s. 8d. at sea, by certain malefactors of the 
town of Durdraght and Middelburgh, the king ordered them to arrest all 
the goods and merchandise of the said malefactors of the said towns and of 
other men and merchants of Durdraght, up to the sum of 821. IBs. 4rf. in 
part satisfaction of the 165Z. 6.s. S(/., and to keep them safely until further 
order : the king orders them to certify him as to what they have arrested 
by virtue of the said order, and to supersede the further execution of the 
order. By C. 

To the same. Order to be before the king and his council in chancery 
on the quinzaine of Hilary next to answer for their contempt and further 
to do and receive what the king's court shall determine, as the king has 
learned from Roger and Thomas that they arrested divers goods of the said 
malefactors by \irtue of the king's orders and dehvered them to the said 
malefactors for gifts received from them. 

To the keeper of the Flete prison. Order to release Gawayn de Suththorp, 
knight, from prison by a mainprise, as John Darcy ' le Cosyn ' the elder 
and William Trussel the elder have mainperned before the king in chancery 
to have him before the king and his council at Westminster on the morrow 
of the Purification next, to do and receive what shall then be determined. 

ByC. 

Reginald le Wyse acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Saunford, 
citizen of London, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Robert de Imworth, clerk, puts in his place William de Mirfeld and 
William Cardoill, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
26 marks made to him in chancery by Alan de Multon. 

To John de Shardelowe and John de Berneye. Order to deliver to 
Edward de Cretyng the king's letters patent committing to him the custody 
of the temporalites of the bishopric of Norwich, vacated by the death of 
Anthony the late bishop, to hold during pleasure, answering at the 
exchequer for the issues thereof, with the.writ for delivering those tempor- 
alities to him, under the great seal, which the king sends to them under the 
chancery seal, if Edward will find security by Richard de Bockyng and 
other fit persons, to faithfully answer for the said issues, certifying the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer of the said security. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas on Friday after St. Matthew, 
12 Edward 111, Richard Godsalm, knight, of co. Essex, demised to Sir John 
de Marton, late parson of Westtillebury church, to John de la Pole and to 
Roger de Skeryngton, clerk, all that tenement with two shops annexed 
thereto and all other appurtenances, which he had by hereditary succession 



266 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1344. 



Membrane 'id — cont. 



after the death of Richard Godsahii, knight, his father, in the parish of St. 
Bonet atto Wodewharf, London, rendering a red rose yearly for the first six 
years and then 60s.; and he afterwards granted that tliey should hold the 
said tenements for a year beyond the said sixyears, freely without rendering 
anything, and he afterwards granted that they should hold them for six 
years beyond the said six years and one year without rendering anything, as 
may fully appear by his divers deeds, he releases to Sir John all his right 
and claim in the said tenements, John Hamond being mayor of London, 
John de Ailesham and John Syward sheriil's there. Witnesses : Walter 
Neel, now alderman of the ward, Thomas de Maryns, Richard de Pynnore, 
John de Priterwelle, Nicholas de Bray, John Bonet, William de Pertenhale. 
Dated at London on Sunday after Hilary, 17 Edward III. 

Memorundiun that Richard came into chancery at the house of the Friars 
Preachers, London, on 18 January, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



MEMBRANE 2d. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and his merchants 
Thomas de Melcheburn, Roger de Wollesthorp, Reginald du Conduyt, 
Robert de Shilvyngton, Henry Goldbetere, Thomas de Yaford, William 
But, Thomas de Swanneslond, Hugh de Ulseby, Thomas Gouk, Henry de 
Ailyngton, Robert Pynson, William de Lodelowe, Walter Prest, Thomas 
de Drayton, John de Astwyk, Robert de Penereth, Robert Coksid, Gilbert 
Alilond,. Henry de Tiddeswell, Hugh Cokheved, Richard de Galeweye, John 
Bole, Roger Hardegray, Adam Lucas, Adam Tirtwhyt, Robert Stuflfyn, 
William de Roderham, attorney, ^Villiam de Amyas, Robert de Dalderby, 
W^alter de Chiryton, Walter de Kelstern, Thomas de Berewyk and \Villiam 
de Melcheburn, testifying that the king, by the advice of the archbishop of 
Canterbury, the earl of Northampton and others of the council, has granted 
to the merchants all the customs and subsidies upon wool and other 
merchandise due to him, except the prise and custom of wine of 2,s-. the tun, 
and except the passage of 400 sacks of wool which remain of the 30,000 
sacks granted to him to be received from Midsummer last to Michaelmas 
next and from that feast to the end of three years following, paying to the 
king so much of the sum as the said customs amount to, as shall be found 
by good account of the customers in all the ports of England rendered at 
the exchequer, and the merchants shall receive ^ mark a sack for the 
custom and 40s. in addition for the subsidy, of which sum they will be 
bound to pay to the treasurer of the wardrobe for the expenses of the house- 
hold, 1,000 marks for every month of 28 days, by indenture made with 
him, to wit from Sunday the day of St. Margaret next, during the aforesaid 
term, and of the remainder payment shall be made to the king at the end 
of each quarter, so that the merchants be not charged with any payment 
against their will, except at the terms aforesaid, and during the term the 
merchants shall choose customers and weighers in every port of England 
when the coket is open, and that all the cokets open or closed shall remain 
with them during the term, the closed cokets being under the seal of the 
exchequer or high treasurer, and of the open cokets, the customers shall 
have one foil and the controllers the other under the seal of the customers, 
and the accounts of the customers shall be rendered at (.'hristnuis next, so 
that the merchants nuiy know what they will pay yearly for the customs 
and subsidies; and if the king make arrest of ships whereby the passage of 
the wool and merchants is restricted, or if the merchants are disturbed by 
war or other sufficient cause, without their fault, then they shall havs 



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23^^ Membrane 2d — cont. 

allowanco in the payments, as they shall he found to have lost by such causes 
by the king's council, by writ to the merchants who have wool at Durdraght 
and to others, by the view and testimony of controllers appointed in each 
port ; and if any merchants to whom the king is bound for wool taken from 
them at Durdraght cannot pass wool to have allowance for their debt, they 
may grant the debt to the merchants, who shall have allowance for such 
sums in their passage of wool, as formerly granted; and none of the 
merchants shall be aggrieved before the justices by reason of these agree- 
ments, and the justices shall free them from assizes, juries and inquisitions 
during the said term when they can find sufficiency of other good people 
for the same, and the merchants will pay the kmg yearly beyond the sum 
aforesaid 10,000 marks, and if the merchants, their people or goods are 
arrested in parts beyond for the king's debts, the king will protect them 
from damage, and he will grant them the necessary writs and commissions 
quit of the fee for the seal, so that each person shall pay for his writs. 
Done with the assent of the archbishop of Canterbury, the prince, the earl 
of Northampton, Sir William de Cusance the treasurer, Sir Bartholomew 
de Burgherssh, Sir Ralph Stafford, the steward. Sir John Darcy, chamber- 
Iain, Master .John de Offord, keeper of the privy seal, Master John de 
Thoresby, and others of the council. Dated at Westminster, 8 July, 
17 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and the same merchants 
testifying that the king out of regard for iheir good service has of his special 
favour granted to them a moiety of the forfeitures which come to him of 
wool bought below the price fixed at the last parliament held at West- 
minster, for the same term, and that the justices to enquire concerning such 
forfeitures shall be appointed with the assent and advice of the merchants, 
at the common cost of the king and the merchants, and that all inquests 
and presentments taken during that time for forfeitures shall be kept 
private until towards the end of the three years, without any execution 
being made thereof. Dated as above. French. 



1 „ , o Membrane id. 

134o. 

Dec. 23. To William Scot, the chief justice. Order to send the extracts of all fines, 

issues, amercements and chattels of felons and fugitives adjudicated before 

him and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, and 

justices to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. York, 

to London with all speed, to be delivered to the treasurer there. 

By K. and C. 

Dec. 24. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause pro- 

Ditton. clamation to be made that no one shall take corn out of the realm except to 
Gascony, Ireland, Flanders, Brittany, Brabant, Spain, Holand, Seland and 
Almain, where there is a scarcity of corn, upon the forfeiture of the corn, and 
that corn shall be taken from the ports of London, Southampton, Exeter, 
Dertomuth, Bristol, Great Yarmouth, Lenn, Boston, Kingston upon Hull, 
Colchester, Ipswich, and Newcastle upon Tyne, and not elsewhere, and 
those who lade the corn shall take oath before the mayor and bailifTs of the 
towns where it js laded, and find security that they will only take it to the 
8aid parts, and will bring back letters from the lords or captains of the 
places where the corn is unladed testifying to this, and if the sheriff finds 
anyone doing the contrary he shall take him with the corn and keep him 



268 
1343. 



Dec. 28. 

Woodstock. 

1344. 
Jan. 2. 
Ditton. 



1343. 

Dec. 26. 
Woodstock. 



1344-. 

Jan. 3. 

Woodstock. 



Jan. 17. 

Woodstock. 

Jan. 16. 
Woodstock. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE llOLLS. 



Membrane Id — cant. 

safely until further order, certifying the king in chancery of all such 
arrests, as the king has learned that an excessive quantity of corn has heen 
taken out of the realm to parts beyond in these days. By K. and C. 

The like to all the sheriifs of England. 

To William de Redenesse. Order to be before the king and his council 
at Westminster on the octaves of Hilary next, to inform them into whose 
hands the goods and chattels of John Travers, late constable of Bordeaux, 
have gone, who ought to render account thereof to the king. By C. 

To the sheriflfs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
all those indicted of taking wool, hides and wool-fells out of England not 
coketted or customed, before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices 
appointed to enquire concerning such trespasses, who wish to make fine 
with the king, shall come without fear of arrest before the chancellor and 
others of the council on Sunday in Mid Lent next, to treat upon their portion, 
and that the king will not show any further favour to those who do not 
come, as the king has learned that some of those men are placed in exigent 
and some are outlawed, whereupon some have eloigned themselves out of 
the realm and others are in hiding. By K. 

*'^ . . . to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Hertford. 

'•'Robert de Walpol and John de Swale acknowledge that they owe to the 
same prior . . . marks, to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

**To John de Stouford, one of the justices appointed to hear and determine 
felonies and trespasses in co. Wilts. Order not to be present at the 
continuation of those sessions at Salisbury on the morrow of the Circum- 
cision next or to proceed further therewith. 

The like to Hamo de Dereworthy, another of those justices in co. Wilts. 

** To the burgomasters, echevins and consuls of Bruges. Request to cause 
justice to be done to certain merchants of Newcastle upon Tyne, who have 
been plundered by the men of that town. 

William de Colston acknowledges that he owes to William de Ravendale, 
clerk, 'lOs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, in co. Nottingham. 

John de Insula of Burle, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Bedeford, citizen and skinner of London, 1001.; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Essex. 

*■' Enrolment of [grant] by Ralph de [Hastynges] , knight, to William de 
Wyvill of ... . Dated on . . January, 17 Edward IlL 

Memurandum that Ralph came mto chancery in the house of . . . and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

*•'• Enrolment of grant by William de Wyville to Ralph de Hastynges, 
knight, of . . . Dated at London on . . . , 17 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that William came into chancery . . . on 17 January and 
acknowledged the precedmg deed. 



* Muoh defaood. 



( 2G9 ) 



18 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1344. 

Jan. 27. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 30. 

To Reymunrl Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent 
of King's Beaulieu a tun of wine for the present year, of the right prise, to 
celebrate masses in their church, in accordance with the grant to them by 
Henry III of a tun of such wine to be received yearly at Southampton 
between Christmas and the Purification. 

To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
deliver to the mayor, jurats, hundred peers, and community of Bayonne, or 
to their attorney or proctor, certain letters patent under date 10 December 
last, by which the king granted to them that all aliens wishing to take wine 
to that city should do so at pleasure at any time of the year, paying to the 
king the customs due thereon and to the mayor and others some subsidy not 
less heavy upon the same, receiving first from the mayor and others IQsAd. 
for the fee of the seal of the said letters, without exacting anything further, 
notwithstanding that the letters are of great fee. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to pay to Roger de Tissington, the king's 
Serjeant, what is in arrear to him of 7^d. daily from 6 October in the 6th 
year of the reign, and to pay him the said l^d. daily henceforth in accord- 
ance with the king's grant to him on the said day of lid- to be received 
daily by the hands of the sheriff of Derby until the king should ordain 
otherwise concerning his estate, in lieu of l^d. daily similarly granted to 
him to be received at the exchequer. 

To the prior of Newenham and his fellows, appointed to collect and levy 
367 sacks 10 stones 4.} pounds of the 80,000 sacks of wool granted in the 
fifteenth year of the reign apportioned in that county (sic) for the said year. 
Order to deliver to the marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge or to 
William Muschet, Tilemannus de Werda and Libertus Vaet, his attorneys, 
all of the said wool in their custody and all that they shall levy henceforth 
in part satisfaction of 30,000^ in which the king was bound to him, for 
which the king assigned to him all the wool in the said county, of the 
fifteenth year. By C. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot of Waverle or 
to his attorney, a tun of red wine of the first wine of the season of ' reek ' 
of the present year, in accordance with the king's grant to the abbot and 
convent there of a tun of such wine to be received yearly in that port by 
the hands of the butler. 

To Henry de Chalfhunt and his fellows appointed to collect and levy the 
8S^ sacks 5 stones 2| pounds of wool apportioned in co. Bedford for the 
16th year of the reign of the 30,000 sacks of wool granted in the 15th year. 
Order to deliver to the marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge, or to 
William Muschet, Tilemannus do Worda and Libertus Vaet, his attorneys, 
all the said wool in their custody and all that they shall collect and levy 
henceforth in part satisfaction of 30,000^ in which the king is bound to 
him, for which the king assigned to him all the wool in the said county, 
of the 16th year. By C. 



270 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1344. 

Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 9. 

Westminster. 



Meiiibraiir 80 — rout. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon brother John de Tynterne, abbot of Malmesbury, for 
500/. contained in the king's letters patent and for BOOl. paid to the king, 
superseding until Easter next the exaction of the 200/. which remain 
to be paid, as the abbot has shown the king that, whereas the king, on 
1 October last, pardoned him and brother John de Rodborn, his fellow 
monk, and Henry de Badmynton, by reason of a fine of 500/. made by the 
abbot to the king, the suit of the king's peace for the trespasses and other 
things contained in the letters, and for the greater security of paying the 
fine the abbot made a recognisance in chancery to pay the said 500/. to the 
king, to wit 250/. at All Saints last, 50/. at the Purification following and 
200/. at Easter next, and because it is found in the extracts of chancery sent 
to the exchequer that the abbot made fine with the king by 500/. for the said 
pardon, and made a recognisance for 500/. with the king, the treasurer and 
barons exact both sums as if they were different, whereupon the abbot has 
besought the king to provide a remedy ; and the abbot has paid the 300/. 
at All Saints and the Purification to John de Flete, keeper of the king's 
jewels and other things in the Tower of London, as appears by inspection of 
the chancery rolls. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of St. Edward, Lettele, a tun of wine of the right prise of the 
present year, to celebrate masses in their church, in accordance with the 
king's grant to them by Henry III, of a tun of such wine to be received 
yearly at Southampton between Christmas and the Purification. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of London. Order to deliver to William de Stokton, vicar of 
the church of St. Paul, London, a tun of the wine of ' reek ' for the 
present season, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 6 March, in 
the 14th year of the reign, of two tuns of wine to be received yearly for life 
by the hands of the chief butler, to wit one tun of the vintage of wine 
between Michaelmas and Christmas and one tun of the wines of ' reek ' 
between Christmas and Easter. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the prior of St. Denys' 
near Southampton, a tun of red wine of the first wine of the king's prise 
of the present season of ' reek,' in that port, for the celebration of masses, 
in accordance with the king's grant to the prior and convent there of a tun 
of such wine to be received yearly by the hands of the butler. 



MEMBRANE 29. 

Jan. 27. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 

Westminster. Pykering to be elected in place of Nicholas Halden, who has no lauds 
within the bounds of the forest. 

Jan. 29. To Edmund de Hastyng. Order to be answerable to Serlo Treganon, 

Westminster, the king's yeoman, for a rent in North Dalton which Hugh, late usher of 

the king's chamber, hold there, and which the king granted to Serlo on 

G March last to hold for life, it having come into the king's hand by the 

death of Hugh who held it for life. Erat patens. 



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271 



1344. 

Jan. 28. 
Westminster, 



Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit Thomas do Bercwyl< of Tolcelyngton, merchant of co. York, or 
his attorney, to lade in that port 60 sacks 13 stones 1 J pounds of wool and 
the 9 sacks 13 stones 3 pounds remaining of 30 sacks 22 stones of wool 
of the 80 sacks which the king ordered to be laded in the port of Boston, 
and to take them to the staple in Flanders, after paying at the rate of 
•| mark a sack for the custom as part passage of the 200 sacks reserved for 
the king in the port of Kyngeston, as the king sold to Thomas 211 sacks 
4 stones 1| pounds of the wool of co. York at a certain price, and ordered 
131 sacks 4 stones 1^ pounds thereof to be laded in the port of Kyngeston, 
and the remaining 80 sacks in the port of Boston, to be taken to the staple, 
after paying at the rate of ^ mark a sack for the custom, and on 6 October 
last the king ordered the said collectors to permit Thomas to take the wool 
to the staple in the form aforesaid, as part passage of the 200 sacks reserved 
to the king according to the agreement made with certain merchants of 
England to whom the king granted all the customs and subsidies in the 
ports of the realm, and subsequently on its being found by the certificate 
of William de Melcheburn and Thomas de Swanlond, late collectors of 
customs in the port of Boston, that Thomas laded 44 sacks 4 stones of the 
80 sacks in that port, the king ordered the collectors in the port of 
Kyngeston to permit Thomas to take the remaining 26 sacks 8 stones 
11 pounds from the port of Kyngeston, and now it is found by the 
certificate of those collectors sent into chancery that of the 131 sacks 
4 stones IJ pounds of wool, 23 sacks 16 stones were laded before Mid- 
summer last by Thomas in that port and 47 sacks 1 stone after that feast 
and 60 sacks 13 stones 1^ pounds still remain to be laded. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to restore to Robert atte Chirche of 
Hynton, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the 
king's hand upon his being indicted for the theft of 80 sheep, price il., at 
Little Carleton, from one Geoffrey de Westelee, and of two oxen, price 16s., 
stolen from Burdon graunge, before John de Shardelowe and his fellows, 
justices of gaol delivery at Cambridge, as he has purged his innocence 
before S., bishop of Ely, after being delivered to the ordinary of the place 
by the justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause Beatrice late the wife of Robert 
de Thorp, knight, to have seisin of a messuage, 16^ acres of land and 3s. 
of rent in Wotton and Stradebrok, which Walter de Wotton held, who was 
hanged for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that the said messuage, land and rent have been in the king's hand 
for a year and a day, that Walter held them of lieatrice and that Edward 
de Cretyng, escheator in that county, had the year, day and waste thereof 
and ought to answer therefor to the king. 

To the abbot of Malmesbury. Order to pay to John de Flete, keeper cf 
the king's jewels and other things in the Tower of London, the 50^. due at 
the Purification of the 500L by which he made fine with the king for pardon 
of certain trespasses and excesses. By K. and C. 

To the bailiffs of Boston. Whereas the king ordered the bailiffs of Great 
Yarmouth to take an inquisition upon the plundering of a ship called 
^la Katerine' of Yarmouth and of the goods found therein [as at pafje 245 
above], and by that inquisition it was found that John Sweyn, master of 
a ship callcid ^ Xormannesfrend' of Durdraght, Hauekyn Wyngard, Engle 
van (layne, Lybbe van Gayne, Petor Ilaynesson, ' pelle,' Gerd Frois, 
Gerd Seizwe, Baldwin van The Lane, Simon Mews, Clays de Haue, 



272 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1344. 



]\Ifiiihianc 29 — cont. 



Hauekyn Braban, Hauekyn Sweyn, Clays Coniyngesson, Teolman Dengelond, 
Weistro Hauekyn and Gerd llolkyn, fellow mariners of John Sweyn, and 
Copinus Teoler, master of a ship of Middelburgh whose name is unknown, 
with other malefactors of the towns of Durdraght and Middelburgh, on 
Wednesday before the Assumption in the IGth year of the reign, entered 
the said ' la Katarine ' by armed force in the port of Sweyne, attacked and 
killed John le Turnour, the master, and fourteen of the mariners, and 
plundered the said ship and the goods therein, and that 10 sacks of wool, 
price 100 marks, 4 milia of tin price 22Z. and 200 quarters of gross salt 
price 20/. and GOs. in coined money then in the ship, with the ship and 
its tackle, belonged to Roger de Bury, merchant, and that 40 quarters of 
gross salt price 20/., 40.s. in coined money and 20 weighs of cheese, price 
10 marks, belonged to Thomas de Penreth, merchant, and the said ship 
with the said goods and the chests and linen and woollen clothes of the slain 
mariners came into the hands of the aforesaid John Sweyn and his fellows, 
and the king, wishing to provide his merchants with a remedy, ordered the 
bailiffs of Boston to arrest all the goods and merchandise of certain 
malefactors of the towns of Durdra-ght and Middelburgh and of other men 
and merchants of Durdraght up to the sum of 80/. 53s. id. in part satisfaction 
of 165/. Gs. 8(/. and to cause them to be kept until satisfaction has been 
done to the said Roger de Bury and Thomes de Penreth, merchants, for the 
said sum together with the damages inflicted upon them or until further 
order, informing the king of the goods so arrested by them, and they 
returned that they arrested divers goods of men of Durdraght to the value 
of 13/. Gs. Ihl. by virtue of the said order, and because Roger and Thomas 
have found before the king in chancery Thomas Worship and Henry de 
Preston of co. Cumberland, Robert Liolf of Burton of co. York and William 
Scot of CO. Northumberland, mainpernors who have undertaken to answer 
for the said goods or the price thereof to the king or to others to whom 
the king orders them to be delivered, if they chance to be adjudged to the 
said men of Durdraght by consideration of the king's court : the king 
orders the bailiffs to deliver the said goods by indenture to Roger and 
Thomas or to their attorney, by the said mainprise, and to arrest all the 
goods of the said men without delay, i;p to the value of the remaining 
69/. 6s. 8i(l. and keep them safely until the merchants are satisfied for the 
164/. 6s. 8d. and damages, informing the king in chancery from time to 
time of the goods so arrested, the value thereof and to whom they belonged. 

ByC. 

Jan. 28. To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle 

further with a messuage, 3 virgates of land, 8 acres of meadow and 12s. rent 

in Weston Underegge, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas de Evesham, at his death, 
held the said messuage, land, meadow and rent in chief by homage and 
fealty and scutage for the term of the life of Geoffrey de Weston of Kynete, 
still surviving, by the grant of Gootlrey do Weston Underegge, by a fine 
levied in the king's court by his licence, with remainder, on the death of 
Geoffrey de Weston of Kynete, to John de Weston, now deceased, and Agnes 
his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and that William de Glatton, who 
has now married Agnes, and the said Agnes now hold the said tenements 
for the life of Geoffrey by the grant of the executors of Thomas's will. 

Fob. 1. To the abbot of Fourneys. Order to cause a coroner for his lands and 

Westminster, fees in Fourneys to be elected in place of John do Kirkeby ' le Cosyu,' who 

is so sick and broken by age that he cannot execute the duties of the otVice, 

in accordance with the king's charter granting the abbot the right to elect 

a coroner for the said lands and fees. 



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273 



J344. 

Feb. 9. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 3. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 2ft. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 4. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



To the sheriff of Huntingdon, 
to be elected in place of John 
qualified. 



Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Botiller of Yillyng, who is insufficiently 



To the sherifif of Westmorland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of William de Thorneburgh, who has no lands 
in that county to qualify him. 

The like to the same for John de Berewys. 

To the sherifif of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Ilamden, who is insuflficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Mar- 
garet late the wife of Thomas de Monte Hermerii, tenant in chief, to whom 
the king committed the custody of the manor of Erlestok. co. Wilts, and 
of the manor of Stokenham, co. Devon, which belonged to Thomas, to hold 
until the heir should come of age, for rendering 2201. yearly at the exchequer 
of the said 2201, from 20 December last, provided that she answer for any 
arrears thereof, as on the said 20 December the king took the fealty of 
John de Monte Acuto, who married Margaret, daughter and heir of 
Thomas, for all the lands which Thomas held in chief, and rendered those 
lands to him. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Hamo de Derworthy 5s. 
a day for his wages as one of the justices appointed to hear and determine 
divers trespasses and excesses in that county, of the money of the forfeited 
issues, fines and amercements adjudged before him and his fellows. By C. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Michael de Ifeld, who is so sick and weak that he cannot 
travail to exercise the duties of his ofifice. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause all the 
lands and possessions of certain alien religious of Britanny in the realm 
who adhere to Philip de Valesio in the war to be taken into the king's hand 
without delay so that answer for the issues thereof may be made at the 
exchequer until further order, as the king has learned that several of such 
lands were not taken into his hand at the time of the taking of the posses- 
sions of the alien religious of the power of France. By C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia] or to John 
Malewayn, his attorney, 500 marks of the money of forfeited issues, fines 
and amercements adjudged before William Scot and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that 
county, in part satisfaction of the debts in which the king is bound to him. 

By K. 

To the same. Order to cause the pond of Fosse to be repaired without 
delay, and to pay to Walter de Whithors, the king's yeoman, keeper of that 
pond, the 20s. which he has paid for repairing a boat in the water of Fosse 
and in repairing the head of that pond, and to pay him his wages 
henceforth and the arrears of those wages from the time of his appointment 
as keeper. By p.s. [15860.] 

To William de Northo, escheator in co. Surrey. Order to restore to 
William do Porklee, clerk, his lands in Warlyngham, Katerham and Colisdon 
in that county, the lands in Warlyngham and Katerham extended at 
27.'!. 9i(/. yearly and those in Colisdon at 20s, yearly, as the king has 
pardonod him the suit of his peace for felonies and trespasses whereof 



274 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1314. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Fob. 15. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Ftb. 15. 

Weslminstor. 



Mnnbraiw 2H — ront. 

W'illiiun was indictcHl nnd also his trespass in oscapin<,' from the prison of the 
archbishop of (^interbury, where ho was detained, so that he stand to right 
in tho king's court if anyone wishes to speak against him concerning those 
trespasses. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of lloger Spridel, who is so weak that he cannot exercise 
the duties of the ofhce. 

To John do Flete, keeper of the exchanges in the Tower of London and 
the city of Canterbury. Order to cause tho houses of the exchanges in 
Canterbury to be repaired and covered where necessary by the view and 
testimony of the mayor and bailiff's of that city. By C. 

To William de Northo, cscheator in co. Surrey. Order to amove the 
king's hand without delay from a messuage, a mill and an acre of meadow 
of Robert de Homle, Joan his wife, Thomas their sou and Margaret, 
Thomas's sister, in Potenham, and not to intermeddle therewith, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king ordered tho escheator to certify him why the 
premises had been taken into the king's hand, and the escheator returned 
that he had so taken them because he had been informed by trustworthy 
testimony that tho bishop of Winchester approved them to himself and his 
church by Robert and the others, his bondmen, and afterwards at the suit 
of Robert and Joan showing that they had lately acquired the premises of 
Henry Lyzere for their lives with remainder to Thomas and Margaret and 
their heirs, and that Robert and Joan are free and not bondmen of tho 
bishop, and that they have held the premises from the time of the acqui- 
sition without the bishop laying hands thereon, and beseeching the king to 
order his hand to be amoved, the king ordered the escheator to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that Robert and Joan 
are bondmen of the bishop of Winchester and not free, that they acquired 
the premises of Henry le Syher in the 10th year of the reign, that the 
bishop did not lay hands thereon, that the tenements ought to remain to 
Thomas and Margaret and their heirs, and that they are held of the heirs 
of William de Wyntreshull of Potenham by the service of rendering 12(/. 
yearly to those heirs for every service, wherefore Robert and Joan have 
besought the king to cause his hand to be amoved. 

To Robert Pavely, escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manors of Throp and Norton, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Thomas de Bukton, 
late escheator in that county, that Richard son of Geoffrey de Cornubia 
held no lands at his death in his demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, 
but that he held jointly with Sibyl his wife the manor of Throp and 5 
virgates of land in Norton, containing a moiety of tho manor of Norton, of 
the grant of Geoffrey de C'ornewaylle and Margaret his wife, by a tine lately 
levied in the king's court to hold for themselves and the heirs of their 
bodies, and Richard likewise held the other moiety of the manor of Norton 
for himself and the heirs of his body, and that tho manors of Throp and 
Norton are held of others than the king. 

To Thomas de Bukton, late escheator in co. Northampton. Likeoixlcr, 
' mutatis iiiutamlis,' and to restore any issues levied by him. 

To the mayor and bailiff's of Lenn. Order to permit the burgesses of 
Lenn to take to Norway as much as they wish of certain kinds of corn. 
security from them that they will take the corn to Norway luul 



after taking 



18 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 275 



"[Q^^ Meinbranc 28 — cont. 

not to parts hostile to the king, and that they will bring back letters patent 
under the common seal of the city or town of Norway testifying to the 
unlading, to be sent to chancery, in accordance with the king's grant to 
them. ' By C. 

MEMBRANE 27. 

March 1. To John Waloys, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. Order to 
Westminster, deliver to Bartholomew de Burgherssh and Elizabeth his wife, second 
daughter and heir of Theobald dc Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, 
the knights' fees in that bailiwick of those which the king has assigned to 
them and which belonged to Theobald, with the assent of Thomas son 
and heir of John (sic) late the wife of Thomas de Fournyvall, Theobald's 
eldest daughter, Mark Husee and Margery his wife, Theobald's third 
daiighter, and Isabel late the wife of Henry de Ferrariis, Theobald's fourth 
daughter and heir, to wit : a fee, a moiety and a fourth part of a fee in 
Draycote and Burton, co. Warwick, which Robert de Verdon holds, to the 
value of 81. 15.s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Sheldon, co. Warwick, which 
Nicholas de Sheldon holds, to the value of SO.s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in 
Little Flekkenho, co. Warwick, which John Coigne holds, to the value of 
50s. yearly ; four fees and the moiety of a fee in Almaly, Leghton, 
Michelescherche, Manewhitecherche, Stanfordesfacon, Staudon, Ache- 
pychard and Byshampton, co. Hereford, which Philip and Kees Aponel and 
Joan Pychard hold, to the value of 221. lOs. yearly ; a tenth part of a fee 
in Malmeshull Gamage, co. Hereford, which William Gernoun holds, to 
the value of 10s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Grendon, co. Hereford, 
which .John de Grendon holds, to the value of 25s. yearly; a moiety of a fee 
in Russhebury, co. Salop, which John de Haulo holds, to the value of 50.s. 
yearly ; a fee in Sutton and Whithecote, co. Salop, which John de Haulo 
and Robert Broun hold, to the value of lOOs. yearly; and a moiety of a fee 
in Overheyton, co. Salop, which Robert Broun holds, to the value of 50s. 
yearly, to hold as Elizabeth's purparty of the said fees. 

To William de Radenore, escheator in co. Hereford. Like order to 
deliver to Bartholomew and Elizabeth the said fees and moiety in Almaly, 
Leghton, Michelescherche, Manewhitecherche, Stanfordesfacon, Standon, 
Achepychard and Byshampton, the tenth part in Malmeshull Gamage and 
the fourth part in Grendon. 

The like to John de Aston, escheator in co. Salop, for the moiety in 
Russhebury, the fee in Sutton and Whithecote and the moiety of Over- 
heyton. 

To John de Aston, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford. Like order to 
assign to Bartholomew and Elizabeth the advowsons in that bailiwick of 
those which the king has assigned to them of those which belonged to 
Theobald, to wit ; the advowson of Stoke upon Tyrne church, co. Salop, 
to the value of 50Z. yearly ; the advowson of Boseworfch church, co. 
Leicester, to wit for the second time now and afterwards every fourth time 
of presenting, to the value of 200 marks yearly ; and the advowson of the 
abbey of Crokesden, co. Stafford. 

To John Waleys, escheator in co. Leicester. Like order to deliver to 
Bartholomew and Elizabeth the said advowson of Boseworth church. 

To Elizabeth do Burgo, late the wife of Theobald de Verdon. Order to 
jittoi'n horr-iolf to Bartliolomcw and Elizabeth for what pertains to her of 



276 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



|[34^^ Mewbiniir 27 — rout. 

the manor of liraimdon, as of the lands which belonged to Theobald de 
Verdon at his death which are held in dower or for life the king has 
assigned to Bartholomew and Elizabeth the said manor with the hamlet of 
Bretford and all its appurtenances in co. Warwick, which Elizabeth de Burgo 
holds in dower, and the manor of Crakemerssh, co. Stafford, which 
Walter de Verdon holds for life of the said inheritance. 

To Walter de Verdon. Like order to attorn himself to Bartholomew and 
Elizabeth for what pertains to him by reason of the said manor of 
Crakemerssh. 

March 1. To William de Radenore, escheator in co. Hereford. Order to assign to 
Westminster. Isabel late the wife of Henry de Ferrariis, fourth daughter and heir of 
Theobald de Verdon, the knights' fees in that bailiwick of the following, 
which the king has assigned to her of those which belonged to Theobald, 
with the assent of Thomas son and heir of Joan late the wife of Thomas 
de Fournyval, Bartholomew de Burgherssh and Elizabeth his wife and 
Mark Husee and Margery his wife, to wit : three fees and a moiety of 
a fee in Erdesleye, Letton, Brokebury, Swannesour, Stretton, Butterle and 
Kemple in that county, which Richard de Baskervill holds of the honour of 
Webbele, to the value of 17^ Os. lOd. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Weston in 
the same county, which Robert de Weston holds, to the value of 50s. 
yearly ; a fee in Dersyngton, co. Gloucester, which Henry de Prayers holds, 
to the value of 100s. yearly ; a fee and a moiety of a fee in Blakeden and 
Wridefen, co. Warwick, to the value of 7^. lO.s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in 
Bodbrok, in co. Warwick, which the heir of Philip de Gatton holds to the 
value of 50.S. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Bodbrok, which the heir of Robert 
de Hastang holds, to the value of 50s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Frone- 
werk, CO. Stafford, which John de Verdon holds, to the value of 50s. yearly ; 
a moiety of a fee in Henneleye, co. Salop, which Roger de Wellyngton holds, 
to the value of 50.'«. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Wildredhope, co. Salop, 
which Burga late the wife of Richard de Harleye holds, to the value of 50.<. 
yearly ; and a fourth part of a fee in Wyggele, co. Salop, which Robert son 
of Robert de Douill holds, to the value of 25s. yearly, to hold as Isabel's 
purparty. 

To John Waleys, escheator in co. Warwick. Like order to deliver to 
Isabel the said fee and moiety in Blakedon and Wrydefen, the moiety in 
Bodbrok and the other moiety there, to hold as aforesaid. 

The like to the following to deliver the following fees to Isabel, to wit : 
Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester, for the fee in Dersyngton. 
John de Aston, escheators in cos. Salop and Stafford for the moiety in 

Fronewyk, the moiety in Henneleye, the moiety in Wildredhope 

and the fourth part in Wyggelei. 

To John Waleys, escheator in co. Leicester. Order to deliver to Isabel 
the advowsons in that bailiwick of those following, which the king has 
assigned to her of those which belonged to Theobald, to wit : the advowsou 
of Boseworth church in that county, to wit the first time of presenting, 
and after that every fourth time, to the value of 200 marks yearly ; the 
advowson of the hospital of St. John, Lutterworth, in that county, to hold 
as her purparty. 

To Elizabeth de Burgo, late the wife of Theobald de Verdon. Order to 
attorn herself to the said Isabel for what pertains to her by reason of the 
manors of Fleckenho and Lutterworth, except the manors of Coteslvoh and 
Bitlesby and the others in the manor of Lutterworth, as of the huids held 



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]3^4 Mcnihrane 27 — rout. 

in (lower of Lho inhoritauce of Theobald dc Vordon, which aro ludd in 
dower or for life, tho king has assigned to Isabella with the assent of 
Thomas son of Joan late the wife of Thomas de Fourayvall, of liiiithoio- 
mew de Burgherssh and Elizabeth his wife and of Mark Husee and Mar- 
gery his wife, the said manor of Flcckenho, co. Warwick, and tho manor of 
Lutterworth with all its members except tho aforesaid manors, in co. 
Leicester, which Elizabeth holds in dower of the said inheritance, to hold 
after Elizabeth's death. 



MEMBRANE 26. 

March 1. To William de Radenore, escheator in co. Hereford. Order to deliver to 
Westminster, Thomas son and heir of Joan late the wife of Thomas de Fournyvall, 
fourth daughter and heir of Theobald de Verdon, the knights' fees in that 
bailiwick of the following, which the king has assigned to her of those 
which belonged to Theobald with the assent of Theobald de Burgherssh and 
Elizabeth his wife, Mark Husee and Margery his wife and Isabel late the 
wife of Henry de Ferrariis, to wit : four fees in Potteleye, Cheynestre, 
Strete, Twyldenhyde, Estchelche and Walnesthorp in that county, which 
Richard Comyn and the heir of William Comyn hold, to the value of 20Z. 
yearly; a fourth part of a fee in Aleton in the same county, which Robert 
Broun holds, to the value of 256'. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Monsleye in 
the same county, which the heir of Richard Faypo holds, to the value of 
50s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Webbeton, Cobbewell, Walsepthorn and 
Meere in the same county, which Roger Criketot and George Criketot 
hold, to the value of 50*'. yearly, and a moiety of a fee in Rouleston in 
the same county, which pertains to the castle of Ewyas, to the value of 50s. 
yearly; a fee in Hopton Candmant, co. Salop, which John de Hopton holds, 
to the value of lOOv. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Neuhall, co. Derby, which 
the heir of Robert de la Warde holds, to the value of 50s. yearly ; a fee in 
Northbur', co. Stafford, which Ralph le Botiler holds, to the value of 100s. 
yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Berford, co. Warwick, which John de Napford 
holds, to the value of oO-s-. yearly, and a moiety of a fee in Lillyngton, co. 
Warwick, which the heir of Peter de Wolwardyngton holds, to the value of 
506'. yearly, to hold as Thomas's purparty. 

To John de Aston, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford. Like order to 
deliver to Thomas the fee in Hopton Candmant and the fee in Northbur'. 

The like to the following to deliver the following fees to Thomas, to 
wit : 

John de Musters, escheator in co. Derby, for the moiety of a fee in 

Neuhall. 
John Waleys, escheator in co. Warwick, for the moiety in Berford and 
the moioty in Lillyngton. 

To John Waleys, escheator in co. Leicester. Order to deliver to Thomas 
the advowsons in that bailiwick of tho following, which the king 
has assigned to him of those which belonged to Theobald de Verdon, to wit : 
the advowson of Neubold church in that county, to tho value of 20^. yearly; 
tho advowson of Boseworth church in the same county, to wit the third 
time of presenting and afterwards every fourth time, to the value of 200 
marks yearly, and tho advowson of a moiety of the priory of Launtony in 
Wales, to hold as his purparty. 



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1344. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

To tho prior of Lauutony in Wales. Order to attorn himself to Thomas 
for what pertains to him by reason of the moiety of tho said advowson, 
assigned to 'i'homas by the king as aforesaid. 

To Elizabeth de Burgo, late the wife of Theobald de Vordon. Order to 
attorn herself to Thomas for what pertains to her by reason of the manors 
of Farnham and Stoke Verdon and the hamlet of Sere, co. Buckingham, 
and the manor of Stoke Verdon and a tenement in Wyvelesford, co. Wilts, 
which Elizabeth holds in dower, and which the king has assigned to him 
together with the manor of Bitlesby, co. Leicester, which Isabel Kyriel 
holds for life of the same inheritance, to hold after the death of the said 
Elizabeth and Isabel. 

Like order to Isabel Kyriel for the manor of Bitlesby. 

March 1. To William de Radenore, escheator in co. Hereford. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. ]\iark Husee and to Margery his wife, third daughter and heir of Theobald 
de Verdon, the knights' fees in that bailiwick of the following, which the 
king has assigned to her of those which belonged to Theobald, with the 
assent of Thomas son and heir of Joan late the wife of Thomas de Fourny- 
vall, Bartholomew de Burgherssh and Elizabeth his wife and Isabel late 
the wife of Henry de Ferrariis, to wit : a fee in Stradele in that county 
which is appurtenant to the castle of Ewyas, to the value of 100.5. yearly; 
a fee in Kusop in the same county, which Philip Shamich holds, and it 
pertains to the castle of Ewyas, to the value of lOOx, yearly ; a fee in 
Merkeleye in the same county, which the heir of John son of John de Solers 
holds, to the value of 100s. yearly ; a fee in Herteshorn, co. Derby, which 
John de Sherthales and the heir of Robert de Farnham hold, to the value 
of 100s. yearly; a fee in Butterleye, co. Salop, which Stephen de Butterleye 
holds, to the value of lOOs. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Blechelc, co. 
Salop, which the heir of Thomas Corbet holds, to the value of 25.s. yearly ; 
two fees and three parts of a fee in Avenderset, co. Warwick, which the 
heir of John de Cantilupo holds, to the value of 13/. 15y. yearly; a fourth 
part of a fee in Hunstancote, co. Warwick, to the value of 25s. yearly; and a 
fee in Hornton and Hornleye, co. Oxford, which Richard de Sutton holds to 
the value of 100s. yearly, to hold as Margery's purparty. 

To John de Aston, escheator in cos. Salop and Statibrd. Like order to 
deliver to Mark and Margery the fee in Butterleye and the fourth part of a 
fee in Blechele. 

The like to the following, to deliver the following fees to Mark and 
Margery, to wit : 

John de Musters, escheator in co. Derby, for the fee in Herteshorn. 
John Waleys, escheator in co. Warwick, for the two fees and three 
parts of a fee in Avenderset and the fourth part of a fee in Hun- 
stancote. 
John de Alveton, escheator in co. Oxford, for the fee in Hornton and 
Horneleye. 

To John Waleys, escheator in co. Leicester. Like order to deliver to 
Mark and Margery tho following advowsons which the king has assigned to 
them as aforesaid, to wit : the ailvowson of C'otesbech church in that 
county, to the value of 2G/. 18s. hL yearly; the advowson of Skeftyngton 
church in the same county, to the value of 10/. yearly ; the advowson of 
Boseworth church in the same county, to wit for the fourth time of 
presenting and afterwards every fourth time, to ;the value of 200 marks 
yearly, and the advowson of the priory of Graoedieu [de (Iraciu tUi) in tho 
same county, to hold as Margery's purparty. 



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Mcinhntni' 26 — cont. 



To Elizabeth do 15urgo, hito tho wifo of Theobald do Verdon. Order to 
attorn herself to IMui'k and Margery for what pertains to her by reason of 
the manors of Noubold and Cotesbech, as of tho hinds which were held of 
the inheritance of Theobald in dower or for life, the king assigned to thern, 
with tho assent of Thomas son and heir of Joan late tho wife of Thomas de 
Fournyvall, Bartholomew de lliirgherrsh and l<Ui/abeth his wifo, and 
Isabel late tho wife of Henry de Ferariis, the manor of Neubold with tho 
leet of Skeftyngton and all its members and appurtenances in co. Leicester, 
and the manor in Cotesbech in tho same county with appurtenances, which 
Elizabeth holds in dower, and the lands in Navesby, which Isabel Kyriel 
holds for life of the said inheritance, to hold after the death of the said 
Elizabeth and Isabel, as Margery's purparty. 

To Isabel Kyriel. Like order to attorn herself to Mark and Margery 
for what pertains to her by reason of the said lands in Navesby. 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 25. 

Jan. 28. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to John de Wyndesore, the 

Westminster king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his customary wages and fees 
as warrener of the king's warren at Cambridge, from 26 March in the 15th 
year of the reign, on which day the king granted that bailiwick to him to 
hold during good conduct, and to pay him the said wages and fees hence- 
forth so long as he holds that office in accordance with the king's said 
grant to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Ralph 
de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, such fee in his account for 
the issues of the Forest as they shall find to have been allowed to him in 
such account. 

To the same. Order to supersede until the quinzaine of Easter next the 
demand made upon J. archbishop of Canterbury for a sum of 219Z. 8.s. 4r/. 
of the debts of divers men, to wit of the money due to the king and 
concealed and of their fine, and also of the debts of divers men for divers 
extortions and oppressions, and for another sum of 27^. 12.s. %l. of the 
fines of divers men, and also the demand made upon R. bishop of 
Chichester for 18^. Os. 11'/. of the fines of divers men made before John de 
Veer and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses and other things contained in the king's letters 
patent, in cos. Kent and Sussex. By p.s. [15902.] 

Feb. 23. To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to Margaret 

Westminster, late the wife of John de Bello Campo of Somerset, tenant in chief, the 
knights' fees in that bailiwick of the following which the king has assigned 
to her of those which belonged to John, to wit : G^ fees which Simon de 
Furnenx holds in Culve, Perers, Hcrscomc, Estyngton, Brumpton, Hore- 
corne, Scyndreston, Hammo, Soundon and Lodewyk,in that county, extended 
at 13^ yearly ; 5 fees which John Mulct holds in Enemero, Sutton and 
Ake, in the same county, extended at 10^. yearly ; a fee which Walter de 
Chauton holds in Chauton in the same county, extended at 40.s. yearly ; 
a fee which Reginald Ilusee holds in Long Sutton and Budekelegh in the 
same county, extended at 40.s. yearly; a foo which Jolm do Draycote holds 
in Draycote in the same county, extended at 40.s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee 
which the heir of Tedenham holds in Lymyngton in the same county, 
extended at 20.s. yearly ; a twentieth part of a fee which Roger de Wellesford 



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2^ 3 ^4 Membrane 25 — cwit. 

holds in Lymyngton in the same county, extended at 2s. yearly ; a 
twonticth part of a fee which Peter Vocle holds in Compton in the same 
county, extended at 2.s. yearly ; and a fourth part of a fee which John 
Frauuceis holds in Cumpton in the same county, extended at lO.s. yearly, 
to hold in dower of the fees which helonged to her husband. 

Feb. 8. To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to cause the 

Westminster, advowson of Brantyngham church to be seised into the king's hand 
without delay, and to be kept until further order, if he find, as the king has 
learned, that it was in the seisin of the king's progenitors as of the right of 
the crown of England, and that a former prior of Durham entered it in the 
time of one of the king's progenitors, and that the present prior detains it 
without having obtained the king's licence. By K. 

April 22. To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to Margaret 
VVestmiuster. late the wife of John de Bello Campo, of Somersete, tenant in chief, the 
following advowsons which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, 
of those which belonged to her husband, to wit : those of Stokelynch 
Maudeleyne church in that county, extended at 40s. yearly ; of Lymyngton 
church in the same county, extended at 131. Gs. 8d. yearly and of the 
chapel of St. Nicholas, Stoke under Hamedon. 

March 2. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Henry Whissh, the 
Westminster, king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his wages and robes from 
21 June in the 1-lth year of the reign, and to pay him his wages and robes 
henceforth yearly so long as he is sheriff, as the king lately granted to 
Henry 7^'/. for his wages daily and 40s. yearly for his robes, to be received 
in the wardrobe for life, and afterwards on the said 21 June the king 
granted that he should receive the said wages and robes yearly for life by 
the hands of the sheriff of that county of the issues of his bailiwick, to wit 
of the money which the prior of Suthewyk is bound to render yearly for the 
ferm of Colmere and of the money which John le Botiller and his heirs are 
bound to render yearly for the rent of the manor of Lokerle in that county. 

Feb. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to summon 

Westminster, before them the proctor of the abbot of Lire in England, and if they find 
after hearing the plaint of William Trussel that the proctor has not yet 
paid him 120/., then to compel and distrain the proctor and his main- 
pernors to pay that sum to William, in accordance with the king's order to 
him, as the king granted to William 1,000/. of his gift, and wishing him to 
be satisfied several times ordered the said proctor to pay him the 120/. 
which he owed for Michaelmas and Easter terms in the 12th year of the 
reign for the custody of the abbot's lands in England taken into the king's 
hand with the other lands of the alien religious and committed to the 
proctor for paying that sum, and although William has instantly sought 
for payment, it has not yet been made to him. 

Feb. 11. To William do Northo, escheator in co. Surrey. Order to amove the 

Westminster, king's hand from a messuage, 140 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 11 
acres of wot)d and 80s. rent in Long Ditton, and not to intermeddle further 
therewith, restoring the issues thereof to Thomas do Uortou. as the king 
ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken into the king's 
hand the lands of Thomas and Agnes his wife in Ditton, and the escheator 
returned that ho had done so because he had learned by trustworthy testi- 
mony that one John de Brademere, who held the said tenements in chief 
by knight service, died seised thereof in his demesne us of fee and that 
Thomas nuirried Agnes, daughter and one of the hen-s of John, then under 



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13d4. 



March 2. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster, 



Mi'Dihrane 25 — cont, 

age, wherefore the custody of the said lands together with the marriage of 
Agues ouglit to pertain to the king by reason of hor minority; and after- 
wards at the suit of 'i'liomas and Agnes showing the king that the said 
htnds are a messuage, 110 acres of land, 1 acres of meadow, 11 acres of 
wood and '6Qs. rent in Long Ditton, and are held of Thomas de Clardinis by 
the service of Id. yearly for every service, and not in chief, the king ordered 
the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by whicli it is found 
that the said lands taken into the king's hand are the messuage, land, 
meadow, wood and rent, and that they are held of Thomas de Gardinis by 
the service of rendering to him \d. yearly at Michaelmas and of rendering 
to the ward of Dover castle yearly every twenty-four weeks, 10s. for Thomas 
de Gardinis, and that they are worth 17^'. yearly after deducting the said 
rent, wherefore Thomas and Agnes have besought the king to amove his 
hand from the said tenements. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to pay to John Bluet, whom William de 
Shareshull and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers 
trespasses and excesses in that county, have deputed to prosecute the king's 
affairs before them, 2s. for every day that he is attendant upon the 
premises, of the money of the forfeited issues, fines and amercements 
adjudged before William and his fellows, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
Thomas de Hampton, late keeper of tha islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, 
Serk and Aureneye, for the issues of those islands and for the sums and 
other things received by him, and his costs and expenses for the safety and 
defence of those islands, and also for his wages and those of the constables, 
watchmen and janitors of the castles of Gernereye and Jereseye for the 
time when Thomas held that custody, and to allow him such wages for 
himself and the constables, watchmen and janitors as have been allowed to 
others who have previously held that custody, in his account at the 
exchequer, and further to do what pertains to the final issue of that 
account. 

To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon John de 
Stryvelyn for his account for the issues and ferms of co. Northumberland, 
as on 29 July last the king committed that county to him to hold during 
pleasure, and he did not intermeddle with that office for certain causes and 
surrendered the king's letters patent to chancery to be cancelled, and they 
are cancelled on the rolls of chancery. 



MEMBRANE 24. 

Feb. 17. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to pay 

Westminster, to Richard Paneter what is in arrear to him of his customary wages as 
controller of the custom of wine, wool, hides and wool-fells and of the 
custom of '6(1. a pound and of other small customs and prests in that port, 
as tlie king committed that offic(! to him to hold during good conduct, 
receiving the customary wages, and ordered Andrew de Cauterton and John 
Wygan, late collectors of customs in that port, to pay him the said wages, 
and they paid him il. 18.s. id. for such wages up to Midsummer last, as is 
found by their certificate sent into chancery. 

Jan. 28. To the justices of the Bench. Mary, late the wife of Thomas earl of 

West III inater. Norfolk and marshal of England, has shown the king that whereas she 



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CALENDAK OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1344. 



Jan. 29. 
Westminster. 



Fob. 8. 

Westminster. 



Mfiiihraitc 24 — cont. 

seeks u third part of the manor oi' Kniesale with appurtenances in Kneshale, 
CO. Nottingham, in the Bench by the king's writ dc dote against William de 
l)ohmi, earl of Northampton, as her dower of the free tenement which 
belonged to her husband, and the earl has alleged before the justices that 
he holds the said manor of the king's gift, with divers other manors and 
lands, for himself and the heirs of his body, for rendering 800/. yearly, 
with reversion to the king in default of such heirs, and showing the said 
charter before the justices and asserting that he cannot answer Mary with- 
out the king, wherefore the justices have delayed hitherto to proceed in 
that plea, whereupon Mary has besought the king to provide a remedy by 
her petition before him and his council : the king orders the justices to 
view the process held before them and if they find such process has been 
held, to proceed further in the plea and do justice to the parties, so that 
they do not proceed to render judgment without consulting the king. 

By writ of the secret seal. 



To the same. Like order concerning a third part of the manor of 
Wykes, co. Essex, which Mary claims as her dower, and which the earl 
alleges that he holds as aforesaid. By the same writ. 

To the same. Like order, ' nnitatis nitttandis,' with respect to a third 
part of 20 messuages, 2 carucates of land, 20 acres of meadow, 40 acres of 
wood, 100 acres of pasture and 20/. rent in Newenham, which Mary seeks 
against William Talmach as her dower, and William in pleading before 
the justices has called to warranty AVilliam de Bohun,earl of Northampton, 
who guaranteed them in the court, alleging that he holds of the king's 
grant the manor of Newenham, whereof the said demand is parcel with 
other lands of the king's gift, in the form aforesaid, and he has shown the 
charter before the justices. By the same writ. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order 
to deliver to Hugh son of Thomas Malegref the manors and lands which 
are held in chief and w'hichwere taken into the king's hand by reason of 
the death of Thomas, together with the issues thereof, and not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands which Thomas held of others, restoring the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, 
that Thomas at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that 
bailiwick in chief, but that he held of the gift of Adam de Hadleye, parson 
of Langeton church, and of Ralph de Auste, vicar of Horndon church, the 
manor of Horndon and 80 acres of land, 7 acres of meadow, 2-4 acres of 
pasture and 84.s. rent in Horseth and Langedon by a tine levied in the 
king's court for himself and Alice his wife, now deceased, for their lives, 
with remainder to Hugh their son and the heirs male of his body, and that 
the said manor and lands are held in chief as of the honour of Boulogne by 
the service of a knight's fee and suit of the court of Boulogne every month, 
and that Thomas held lands of other lords, and the king has taken Hugh's 
fealty and has given him respite for his homage for four years. 

By p.s. [15878.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to permit 
Thomas de Berkele to lade 85 sacks 9 Stones 10 pounds of the wool of eos. 
Cumberland and Westmorland, sohl by William ilo Duresme, in that port 
and take them to Flanders quit of the subsidy, after receiving at the rate of 
i nuuk a sack from him for the custom, in accordance with the king's 
order, to the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton to permit hiru 
to take the wool from that port after paying i a nuirk a sack for the custom, 
as Thonuis besought the king to grant that he might take tluit wool from 



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Feb. 20. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 24. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

VVestniinster. 



Membrane 24 — amt. 

tho port of Southampton, as William delivered that wool to him in part 
satisfaction of 822i. lOs. which the kin^' ordered him to deliver to Thomas 
upon the wages of himself and his men staying in the march of Scotland, 
for its safe custody, and the king graiitod his request because Maurice de 
Berkele of CO. Gloucester and Peter Tilliol of co. Cumberland mainperned 
for him for the subsidy of 40s. on each of the said sacks, and Thomas has 
surrendered the writ at chancery to be canccjled, and he has now caused the 
wool to be laded at London, the livery whereof has been much I'ctarded. The 
king wishes full allowance to be made to the merchants to whom he granted 
the issues of tho customs, in that certain thing which they are bound to 
render to the king for the said customs. By p.s. [15890.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to J. now 
archbishop of Canterbury moneyers and three stamps and tho exchange of 
coined money in the city of Canterbury, in accordanc